Groceries from around the world
If you have time, check out this link - its a fascinating look at a weekly family grocery purchase from around the world (with the cost in US $$). The one above is from the USA, lots of packaged foods - very little healthy nutritious food in that pile, no wonder life expectancy is declining and obesity is rising in the USA. I can't get over the amount of "junk" food in many of the western purchases, including the amount of bottled fizzy drinks for a week. The Turkish one was my favourite as it contains mostly fresh food (excluding the coco cola which I avoid)!!
Which one did you relate to the best?
|Turkey ($145 US) - even in Australia it is way cheaper to buy fresh and make from scratch than buy ready made packaged food.|
|Australia ($376 US)|
|Whilst we in the west over eat and have huge amount of wastage, the people of Chad only have the basics. ($1.23)|
Peter Menzel is the photography and this is the link to the book he has written on the food we buy.