Compare a week of U.S. groceries to Mexico, Mongolia, and other countries
Have you seen these photos by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio? They show what a family eats for a week in countries around the world. They’re a quick and fascinating window in the differences in the quantity and the quality of food people eat.
Just look for a second at all the colors in this Mexican family’s food:
And then check out the American family’s groceries. Still colorful, yeah, but the colors come from the bright packaging of processed food:
In Mongolia, a more arid environment, the food’s more monochrome:
And in the countries where families have fewer resources, like Ecuador, their food has less variation: They buy groceries in sacks.
There’s a book of these photos, too. Get it!