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Michelann Michelann 8 years
This post just made me cry. I can't believe how little some families survive- or don't survive- on every week. I'm also amazed that some of the smallest families (like the Americans) eat so much more than some of the huge families of other countries.
chingers chingers 8 years
this is absolutely fantastic - i just wish they took pictures of more families in different countries!
saffy1227 saffy1227 8 years
This was in Times magazine.
JLew1982 JLew1982 8 years
Wow, best and most interesting post I've seen in a while. I agree with what someone else said though--I don't like how the U.S. is represented. I certainly eat nothing like that family does.
PartySister PartySister 8 years
Parsty Sugar's family saw this exhibit at the COPIA wine center when she was hard at work! It was really interesting. When we were there the photographer was giving a tour to elementary school kids and he discussed his reasons for pairing the photos the way he did......I was thinking this would be a good topic for you guys!
glamorouswink glamorouswink 8 years
That is not even close to what i eat. but i do realize that most americans are addicted to fast food.
tooq2love tooq2love 8 years
thank you so much for sharing this, it really opened my eyes.
Powerpuffgirl Powerpuffgirl 8 years
Like everyone else, I found this to be so eye-opening and thought provoking. We often think that the U.S. can teach other countries so much, yet we forget that we can also learn alot from other societies. Healthy eating habits that focus more on natural foods is certainly one of them. Thank you for this post!
cageyme cageyme 8 years
I ordered this book from Amazon on the day you first told us about it. It is an amazing book.
bizzybee bizzybee 8 years
Very sobering and thought provoking. I am glad that many who've written comments are big fans of fresh produce as I am. But I'd just like to add that produce, especially organic, can be very costly for many US family budgets when compared to processed foods. Sad. Busy parents, lack of nutritional education and eating what is familiar to your family's culture can also affect what you purchase and how you prepare it. Interesting sidenote: the US is presently losing approx 1.2 million acres of farmland on a yearly basis. Farmer's across the country face a whole slew of issues even as we experience greater awareness of the benefits of growing locally and organically.
bizzybee bizzybee 8 years
Very sobering and thought provoking. I am glad that many who've written comments are big fans of fresh produce as I am. But I'd just like to add that produce, especially organic, can be very costly for many US family budgets when compared to processed foods. Sad. Busy parents, lack of nutritional education and eating what is familiar to your family's culture can also affect what you purchase and how you prepare it. Interesting sidenote: the US is presently losing approx 1.2 million acres of farmland on a yearly basis. Farmer's across the country face a whole slew of issues even as we experience greater awareness of the benefits of growing locally and organically.
friedwonton friedwonton 8 years
Very interesting indeed. You should also check out other works by Peter Menzel including "Material World: A Global Family Portrait". It is similar Hungry Panet, but instead of food it takes a look at material goods around the world.
MaggietheCat MaggietheCat 8 years
Wow--it's amazing how much pre-packaged food we eat here in America. Even if your family doesn't eat the two pizzas seen in the one picture, or the entire box of corn dogs seen in the other, you'll have to agree we eat too much ready-made and preservative-filled food. It's a shame that stuff is cheap here, and the fresh stuff which is common on Egyptian and Sicilian tables is more expensive, and shipped from far away.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
chancleta, totally agree about showing the book to kids! maybe this would be the start of a revised family eating plan!
Community-Manager Community-Manager 8 years
Very interesting! Thanks cheifdishwasher, I might have to check that out!
Community-Manager Community-Manager 8 years
Very interesting! Thanks cheifdishwasher, I might have to check that out!
chancleta chancleta 8 years
GREAT post YumSugar thanks! ;)
chancleta chancleta 8 years
GREAT post YumSugar thanks! ;)
chancleta chancleta 8 years
wow this is amazing soooo thought provoking isn't it sad how the richer countries eat so many refined processed foods? the african family broke my heart i think this is an amazing book idea something good to teach children with too!
chancleta chancleta 8 years
wowthis is amazingsoooo thought provokingisn't it sad how the richer countries eat so many refined processed foods?the african family broke my hearti think this is an amazing book ideasomething good to teach children with too!
GeikoSera GeikoSera 8 years
Wow, so interesting! I want to go and eat a ton of veggies now. :P
GeikoSera GeikoSera 8 years
Wow, so interesting! I want to go and eat a ton of veggies now. :P
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
If you live in the SF area you can see an exhibit on this in Napa. It is at Copia (Center for wine, food and arts) and there is a gallery dedicated to it. There actually are a couple of countries that spend more on food and eat just as poorly as depicted by the American families. Copia also makes for a good day trip. Check it out on line.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
how interesting!! now i'm hungry!
The_coffeegirl The_coffeegirl 8 years
I hafta go look. It sounds very interetsing.
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