What A Week Of Groceries Looks Like Around The World

What A Week Of Groceries Looks Like Around The World

It seems as a people, we have a fascination with photographing our food. From Henry's series of riders, to looking on instagram we cant help but document what we consume. Photographer Peter Menzel started this intriguing series of one weeks of groceries from around the world, taking traditional food photography to a much larger scale. In his book Hungry Planet, Peter explores both the cultural differences of diets around the world as well investigating how prosperity and poverty influence the diets of different nations.

hungry planet food around the world

Here is the book description of Menzel's amazing project:

The age-old practice of sitting down to a family meal is undergoing unprecedented change as rising world affluence and trade, along with the spread of global food conglomerates, transform eating habits worldwide. HUNGRY PLANET profiles 30 families from around the world--including Bosnia, Chad, Egypt, Greenland, Japan, the United States, and France--and offers detailed descriptions of weekly food purchases; photographs of the families at home, at market, and in their communities; and a portrait of each family surrounded by a week's worth of groceries. Featuring photo-essays on international street food, meat markets, fast food, and cookery, this captivating chronicle offers a riveting look at what the world really eats.

what people eat around the world


Mexico
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Great Britain
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USA
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Australia
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Germany
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Italy
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Canada
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France
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Japan
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China
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Poland
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Kuwait
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Mongolia
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Turkey
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View the entire series Here in Menzel's Book Hungry Planet.

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Salma Nassif's picture

learn to distinguish between "science" that has agenda behind it, the reports they fabricate to convince stupid ppl like u of what they want u to believe is the truth, and real science. instead of listening to what they tell u science concluded, try ur own experiment if its not already too obvious what these companies are doing and what their agenda is. if its not already too obvious that they are driven by greed and that their scientists work for them, to make advertisement for their products, not for truth telling. they are not working for ur health nor are they concerned about ur well being. if u got not enough intelligence to see that very obvious thing now, with cancer rates skyrocketing and sickness and disease increasing every year, at least do ur own experiment with fluoride. try for example watering a plant with fluoride and another one with pure spring water and see which one grows faster or better or dies etc.. they did this with microwave the plant that was given microwaved water died. I have no idea how u can mimic a little experiment in ur own kitchen but all is possible https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/1424801f8b52d794 a little bit of intelligence wont harm. not even intelligence. just have eyes to observe the world around u and see.. Israel most recently banned fluoride, also Australia banned it, and in Europe.. only "very knowledgeable "people like u are left to still believe these lies. :) more and more toothpastes now mention on the package "fluoride-free". u are not up to date.

Salma Nassif's picture

by the way, in my homeland no fluoride was ever added to water, our government is not THAT evil nor that corrupt (though all governments are.) and the people who have been drinking fluoride with their water have not had better bones or teeth it is quite the opposite, in the east ppl have better health not in the west. all this chemicals crap has not made westerners healthier nor smarter. they are becoming dumber and sicker. this is poverty, not richness.

Erin's picture

You really need to just stop talking, because it's so obvious that you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about now and are just babbling junk about "the evil corporations" and parroting garbage you read on some hokey "natural news" websites. And it's clear that you didn't listen to what I said - I DO THE "REAL SCIENCE."
The real stupid person here is you. You're quoting trash from some self proclaimed health guru that's trying to sell you "alternative medicine" quackery. You're also wrong, Australia did not ban fluoride. But if you weren't some willfully ignorant "my body is a temple" loon, you might have known that. Now goodbye!

Salma Nassif's picture

yeah i will stop even reading what u write completely.. in the first reply u made i read the first few sentences now this reply is not even worth reading beyond the first sentence lol :D u are very smart, thinking that whole nations are just being stupid because of deciding to removing and banning fluoride from tap water. or thinking that corporations hire scientists to work for ur own good. not gullible at all. keep at it. will not be reading this bullshit in name of knowledgability when facts on ground is all u need to realize.. will leave the stage for u. ill stop talking AND reading :) totally not worth wasting time.

Erin's picture

You don't have any facts. You have omg evil corporation conspiracy theory stupidity concocted by quack doctors. You have zero "knowledgability" and zero "facts on ground." You've babbled about things that are simply not true at all and have absolutely nothing to back it up with.

So yes, please just leave, and take your completely ignorant comments elsewhere, and leave it for the rest of us that actually know what we're talking about.

Goodbye, and thanks for remind me why Disqus needs a "hide further comments from this complete jackass" option.

If you're thinking about clicking "Reply" save us the trouble and just don't. You've already made yourself look stupid enough as it is.

Salma Nassif's picture

just read the first sentence or saw a word about "conspiracy theorist", the rest is not worth my time, so about this one word I wanted to give u heads up cause u seem to be living in ur little American bubble dream (western bubble).. in Syria where I come from.. actually in all arab countries people are aware of this conspiracy, they know its mainly a conspiracy against them and that the Zionists are the ones who own big banks and big corporations in America -and around the world- and they are lobbying government so America and western world governments in particular stands by their side and act according to what benefits them. they have established this country in the exact middle of all arab countries and called it Israel in 1948.. the aim is to create more and more division in the arab world, between the many different religions there.. they want to divide arab nations according to religion.. Israel was the start, they called it the jewish nation.. then they tried to make Lebanon a Christian nation.. and its not that they are to blame, its the weakness of arabs and their idiocy that keeps them from uniting against their enemies and divided governments.. zionists are lobbying most of the arab governments in the gulf also now and the people of these countries are not happy and are recently daring to show their disapproval of this situation -not that u would hear about that in ur media America.. American media does not report this-. in Syria my country, whats happening is also a manifestation of this. its the Zionists' plan working the way they want it to. they are not dumb hey also use media to propagate against arabs and islam... they got even ME duped, before I came to the west I thought that I was going to some kind of paradise because in Syria people are all liars so I thought that in the west people are more honest and act more spontaneous. I realized I was brainwashed by mainstream media, and all the American movies I watched.. they portray life as easy and all party-time. and the silly cute wisdoms with which they end the movie.. hehe :D its all so that the American culture sounds and look different and appealing. when I came to America I realized none of that is what reality is about.. so they brainwashed YOU americans to think of it as "conspiracy theory" whereas I was taught at school as I was growing up in Syria, and my parents and everyone speaks about this conspiracy in Syria. in school, universities, political parties etc.. EVERYONE knows about it. to us arabs this is not a theory, it is something we face and experience in the arab world .. a real threat to face everyday! a real possibility! it is the pictures I saw and still see on TV of Palestinian families torn apart by Israeli army.. israeli army ordering Palestinian farmers to evacuate their land and homes! why? because civilization is more important than humans, and civilization is all about destroying farmers lands and homes to plant GMO crops -or should i say GMO Labs?) and big huge modern buildings and shopping malls!! this is the reason why occupy gezi movement emerged. protestors protested against destroying a park by government to build a shopping mall instead of the beautiful trees there. u may be used to this consumerism in America, this empty materialistic way of living, but in middle east we are not, and we don't think of it as "civilization".. Turkish government is pro-American government. so they order evacuation of land to build new buildings instead of the old homes of the original palestinian inhabitants.. and what happens to the Palestinians who are ordered to evacuate the land? they have no place to go to, their homes are destroyed, so they flee to near-by countries.. I lived in Syria and I had Palestinian friends who have witnessed such horror and they remember it very well, how they were kicked out of their homes.. arabs have always been concerned about this and they know its real, its not a theory. the silly thing is that they are doing nothing about it, even though they outnumber the few Zionists.. the ignorance and the victim mindset that's the one to blame. nothing else. those that are brainwashed to be typical americans call it as u do a "conspiracy theory" in America and western world.. and u think its new thing, this "conspiracy".. the truth is its VERY old stuff to us arabs and eastern world. they know how evil American corporations are and how they are ruling the show in America and in most governments around the world.. lol.. only YOU in America are starting to wake up to this recently :D halleluyaaa.. 'nough sleep. I am expecting u'd still go on and on endlessly about how "ridiculous" this is because ignorance has no limits in idiot america. u are still very much asleep.. the only thing I wanted to point out is that if u think entire nations are conspiracy theorists, whereas u americans aren't, u MUST be either very smart or very modest.. for a while I thought americans are open minded when I was a teenager and I was fascinated by the ideas i had about western culture.. but I found out americans are even more stupid than arabs :) and they have absolutely zero freedom.. freedom is not freedom of speech but freedom to think.. if u think right then u will speak the right thing that truly matter. u will "speak up". they use very subliminal clever ways to teach u certain things and program u to certain ideas, so u think u have chosen these ideas. but its only brainwashing, manipulation of publics' opinion through mainstream media and pop culture and schooling system etc.. but they have the illusion that they got freedom.. this is VERY well known to any Syrian.. go to my country and ask any beggar on the street about it and see what he will tell u of americans.. everyone knows americans are being tricked! hehe.. a little beggar on the street in syria is much smarter than anay American.. Israel can exist only because of these lobbyists in America who are conspiring in favor of wars.. profiting from wars and economic collapse.. ALLLL arabs know that .. because they live the consequences and experience them.. and they don't want all the shopping malls and huge high buildings that u have. they are not so fascinated by all the consumerism.. anyone that goes a bit deeper into politics realizes this, whether in western world or in arab countries. all government want division in general because to divide is to conquer.. but some governments are more evil than others, because they have been around for longer time, and they got more greedy, developed new tricks to dupe u. yet u think u are so smart :D ... oh America its funny how u think u are so smart.. and the thing is, its too obvious for anyone with just a slight bit of intelligence now. just a bit of observing the situation in America and seeing that cancer rates are skyyyyrocketing. the disgusting pop music industry and media and prop 37 and GMO labelling. the poverty increasing, etc. all these are consequences of americans being addicted to this consumerism and this ugly lifestyle of wasting natural resources and polluting them, and the enslavement to employment and money.. this robotic lifestyle that westerners lead.. slaves to their jobs.. the Zionists agenda on a bigger scale is decreasing population in the entire earth. its not only aimed against arabs, and that's what arabs don't know. they think its only aimed at them.. it IS more particularly aimed at them but its not just them.... greed and arrogance has no limits when u think u are better than others. so calling such a thing a conspiracy theory is not inconcsiderate and disrespectful to arabs and eastern nations, it is most of all disrespectful to yourself. this arrogance speaks of nothing but of how dumb americans are, and have always been.. the whole world knows about this now.. they laugh at idiot America. yet americans think they smarter than all those "conspiracy theorists" ;)

Salma Nassif's picture

just read the first sentence or saw a word about "conspiracy theorist", the rest is not worth my time, so about this one word I wanted to give u heads up cause u seem to be living in ur little American bubble dream (western bubble).. in Syria where I come from.. actually in all arab countries people are aware of this conspiracy, they know its mainly a conspiracy against them and that the Zionists are the ones who own big banks and big corporations in America -and around the world- and they are lobbying government so America and western world governments in particular stands by their side and act according to what benefits them. they have established this country in the exact middle of all arab countries and called it Israel in 1948.. the aim is to create more and more division in the arab world, between the many different religions there.. they want to divide arab nations according to religion.. Israel was the start, they called it the jewish nation.. then they tried to make Lebanon a Christian nation.. and its not that they are to blame, its the weakness of arabs and their idiocy that keeps them from uniting against their enemies and divided governments.. zionists are lobbying most of the arab governments in the gulf also now and the people of these countries are not happy and are recently daring to show their disapproval of this situation -not that u would hear about that in ur media America.. American media does not report this-. in Syria my country, whats happening is also a manifestation of this. its the Zionists' plan working the way they want it to. they are not dumb hey also use media to propagate against arabs and islam... they got even ME duped, before I came to the west I thought that I was going to some kind of paradise because in Syria people are all liars so I thought that in the west people are more honest and act more spontaneous. I realized I was brainwashed by mainstream media, and all the American movies I watched.. they portray life as easy and all party-time. and the silly cute wisdoms with which they end the movie.. hehe :D its all so that the American culture sounds and look different and appealing. when I came to America I realized none of that is what reality is about.. so they brainwashed YOU americans to think of it as "conspiracy theory" whereas I was taught at school as I was growing up in Syria, and my parents and everyone speaks about this conspiracy in Syria. in school, universities, political parties etc.. EVERYONE knows about it. to us arabs this is not a theory, it is something we face and experience in the arab world .. a real threat to face everyday! a real possibility! it is the pictures I saw and still see on TV of Palestinian families torn apart by Israeli army.. israeli army ordering Palestinian farmers to evacuate their land and homes! why? because civilization is more important than humans, and civilization is all about destroying farmers lands and homes to plant GMO crops -or should i say GMO Labs?) and big huge modern buildings and shopping malls!! this is the reason why occupy gezi movement emerged. protestors protested against destroying a park by government to build a shopping mall instead of the beautiful trees there. u may be used to this consumerism in America, this empty materialistic way of living, but in middle east we are not, and we don't think of it as "civilization".. Turkish government is pro-American government. so they order evacuation of land to build new buildings instead of the old homes of the original palestinian inhabitants.. and what happens to the Palestinians who are ordered to evacuate the land? they have no place to go to, their homes are destroyed, so they flee to near-by countries.. I lived in Syria and I had Palestinian friends who have witnessed such horror and they remember it very well, how they were kicked out of their homes.. arabs have always been concerned about this and they know its real, its not a theory. the silly thing is that they are doing nothing about it, even though they outnumber the few Zionists.. the ignorance and the victim mindset that's the one to blame. nothing else. those that are brainwashed to be typical americans call it as u do a "conspiracy theory" in America and western world.. and u think its new thing, this "conspiracy".. the truth is its VERY old stuff to us arabs and eastern world. they know how evil American corporations are and how they are ruling the show in America and in most governments around the world.. lol.. only YOU in America are starting to wake up to this recently :D halleluyaaa.. 'nough sleep. I am expecting u'd still go on and on endlessly about how "ridiculous" this is because ignorance has no limits in idiot america. u are still very much asleep.. the only thing I wanted to point out is that if u think entire nations are conspiracy theorists, whereas u americans aren't, u MUST be either very smart or very modest.. for a while I thought americans are open minded when I was a teenager and I was fascinated by the ideas i had about western culture.. but I found out americans are even more stupid than arabs :) and they have absolutely zero freedom.. freedom is not freedom of speech but freedom to think.. if u think right then u will speak the right thing that truly matter. u will "speak up". they use very subliminal clever ways to teach u certain things and program u to certain ideas, so u think u have chosen these ideas. but its only brainwashing, manipulation of publics' opinion through mainstream media and pop culture and schooling system etc.. but they have the illusion that they got freedom.. this is VERY well known to any Syrian.. go to my country and ask any beggar on the street about it and see what he will tell u of americans.. everyone knows americans are being tricked! hehe.. a little beggar on the street in syria is much smarter than anay American.. Israel can exist only because of these lobbyists in America who are conspiring in favor of wars.. profiting from wars and economic collapse.. ALLLL arabs know that .. because they live the consequences and experience them.. and they don't want all the shopping malls and huge high buildings that u have. they are not so fascinated by all the consumerism.. anyone that goes a bit deeper into politics realizes this, whether in western world or in arab countries. all government want division in general because to divide is to conquer.. but some governments are more evil than others, because they have been around for longer time, and they got more greedy, developed new tricks to dupe u. yet u think u are so smart :D ... oh America its funny how u think u are so smart.. and the thing is, its too obvious for anyone with just a slight bit of intelligence now. just a bit of observing the situation in America and seeing that cancer rates are skyyyyrocketing. the disgusting pop music industry and media and prop 37 and GMO labelling. the poverty increasing, etc. all these are consequences of americans being addicted to this consumerism and this ugly lifestyle of wasting natural resources and polluting them, and the enslavement to employment and money.. this robotic lifestyle that westerners lead.. slaves to their jobs.. the Zionists agenda on a bigger scale is decreasing population in the entire earth. its not only aimed against arabs, and that's what arabs don't know. they think its only aimed at them.. it IS more particularly aimed at them but its not just them.... greed and arrogance has no limits when u think u are better than others. so calling such a thing a conspiracy theory is not inconcsiderate and disrespectful to arabs and eastern nations, it is most of all disrespectful to yourself. this arrogance speaks of nothing but of how dumb americans are, and have always been.. the whole world knows about this now.. they laugh at idiot America. yet americans think they smarter than all those "conspiracy theorists" ;)

Susan Dease's picture

OK, let's get back to the article.... YES, it was eye-opening to see how different the diets are across the globe. The American family did not have nearly enough fresh vegetables and fruit! Plus, I didn't notice "restaurant fast food" in any of the other countries' diets. Did anyone else notice that the German teenager looks pissed off?

Salma Nassif's picture

its not at all the only thing that amazed me.... western cultures are based upon consumerism.. if u consume then u exist!. I noticed this because I lived in west recently, whereas most of my life I lived it in middle east when I was young. in my country there is not such huuuge ugly emphasis on material consumerism and material posessions.. also, in western countries the family is small but the food they buy feeds two other families along with them!!! and its all packaged processed food! I eat very simple basic whole grains and vegetables. I make my own bread so I can use natural sourdough.. that's why its so hard for me to understand how they can find this packaged food tasty.. soooo full of sugar, how can they tolerate it? I feel bad for 3 whole days if I consume too much sugar in just one piece of cake!

Susan Dease's picture

It's like any drug, Salma. The body gets used to this constant intake of poisons, and soon does not feel "right" without them.

Salma Nassif's picture

indeed, thank u for putting it simply.

Salma Nassif's picture

+

http://consciouslifenews.com/fluoride-toxic-poison-learn-differences-bet...
quote "
"What most of us do not understand about fluoride is that there are
two main forms of it. The natural version of fluoride is known as
calcium fluoride which is naturally found in soil. It is not that
harmful to us. The synthetic industrial version is called sodium
fluoride. This industrial version is a synthetic toxic waste known to
cause cancer.

Manufacturers of sodium fluoride manipulated their data to create the
illusion that sodium fluoride is not toxic. They then used this data to
convince political leaders to allow them to add sodium fluoride into
consumer products, pesticides and drinking water."

GmaGardner's picture

Fluoride has been linked to Alzheimer disease. This is why many states & countries stopped putting it in the water.

Erin's picture

No, it hasn't. That link has been debunked over and over, just like the stupid "vaccines cause autism" crap. FYI, the alzheimer's rate in countries without fluoride in the water is actually *higher* than those that do have it. Finland & Iceland top the list.

Anyway, this is is getting way off topic. You conspiracy theory/anti-GMO whackers have a nice day.

GmaGardner's picture

Erin, you completely discredit yourself when you call people names and react with such an angry tone to others who disagree with you. I think you are a 'dumbed-down' victim of advertising.

Actually, I am an elder and my memory is not what it was. Notice my name? GmaGardner.... Gma is short for Grandmother. I was thinking of Aluminum when I referred to Alzheimer disease.

However, I have provided some links about Fluoride toxicity that people need to be aware of, IMHO. And one about Vaccines & Autism. Have a good day & try to 'lighten-up' ok.... before you have a heart attack.....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/post2468343_b_2468343.html

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/772254

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoride_toxicity#Brain

Erin's picture

No, I didn't discredit myself. I grew weary of arguing with thick headed individuals wallowing in their own ignorance. I'm not a "dumbed down" victim of anything. Quite the opposite, I am very well aware of both sides of this argument and well educated on the subject, unlike some of the other people posting here.. (like the ones actually using HuffPo as any sort of source!)

You don't need to bore me with links. (HuffPo? lol. speaking of not credible..) There is NO link to between autism and vaccinations. NONE. Do you understand what I said? There is *NO LINK* - and you conspiracy goons have wasted millions of dollars in time and research hours because you won't accept it.
That "study" between fluoride has been discredited too. So just like that other fool, you have nothing at all but some debunked studies. I don't need to "lighten up" - I'm spending time working to save lives every day, and I know I'm on the right side. My cardiac health is none of your concern, but it's just dandy as well. Toodles!

GmaGardner's picture

I also work to save lives everyday. I Meditate and do Yoga to reduce my stress level. It works! At 61 my BP is in the low teens over 70's and my Cholesterol level is very low.
I notice you yelling with all caps, still calling names - to try & insist I agree you are right in your assumptions. Yet you do not post any links to verify what you think is correct.
If you do not want to reply, that's your choice, however I am denying your request that I don't write back.
There are several articles published about Autism & the MMR vaccine. Perhaps you have an Autistic child and feel very guilty about having vaccinated them? You sure sound guilty about something!
You will not be 'seeing' me! TG I am not in your care at any health facility or other ER situation!!!

Erin's picture

"There are several articles published about Autism & the MMR vaccine. "

Yes, the ones that say there is no link. No link whatsoever. The article claiming there was a link was retracted by the Lancet Journal, the doctor performing the original studies lost his license, and dozens of subsequent studies have proved that there is absolutely no link whatsoever. Wakefield was found to be a complete fraud who falsified data, and it is sad to see how many research hours have been wasted continually proving to people that the link isn't real. Yet still, clueless fools insist that there's some sort of link. It's so shameful.

The use of capital letters is not yelling, it's merely stressing a point. Nor do I need to spoon feed you links, but here's one anyway, and this one is all that you should need.

http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c7452

"Clear evidence of falsification of data should now close the door on this damaging vaccine scare."

Oh, maybe this one too, from just a few months ago, citing yet ANOTHER study showing just how bunk that "link" is/was:

http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/29/vaccine-autism-connection-debun...

I am not guilty of anything at all, ma'am. Quite the opposite. I think that anyone refusing to vaccinate children is a selfish, misguided, delusional fool, and that it should be considered child abuse. I have no need at all to feel guilty about anything whatsoever.
Your little quip about "thank god I'm not in your care.." Well, I really don't care if you feel that way. To me, you're another meaningless box of text on the internet. I lead a very stress free life, partly because I really do not care what your opinion of me is. Now, for real this time, goodbye. I won't waste any more of my time writing back to you.

Harry McNicholas's picture

There is no scientific basis for your argument. None. There are no legitimate studies linking Autism with MMR. vaccine. None. Stop spreading a bunch of BS. At 70 by BP is 116 over 70 so what? Yes and I have two Autistic grandchildren. The only report linking MMR to Austism was spread by a quack who ended up in prison.

GmaGardner's picture

Italy banned the MMR vaccine due to it causing Autism. The US settled several multi-million $$ lawsuits last year after admitting the MMR vaccine causes Autism. The doctor who proved this in the '90's did not end up in prison. He as shamed (due to big pharma dabbling in politics) and his practice ruined. Now he is vindicated. His study is valid.
I hear you are very angry your Grandchildren have Autism, when it could have been easily prevented. I would be too. My children were not vaccinated - All 4 are now healthy adults & my Grands are not vaccinated also. We are not taking any risks with our children's health!
P.s. The remark about my BP was in response to another poster- not you.

Kelly Anne Conley's picture

I have crappy well water and wish it was fluoridated. Teeth are awesome, yo.

Ruh Fortune's picture

Bull

Bridgette Wallace's picture

i may be poisoned, but my teeth are fantastic!

InTheLight717's picture

At age 9, my son had brand new pearly white front teeth. Then he went to the dentist and got the new special modern fluoride treatment, that you leave on all night. The next day, his teeth were yellow. Besides, even if fluoride helps topically, doesn't mean we're supposed to ingest it! Do you ingest benzoil peroxide for your pimples??

Lady Warwick's picture

I'd be pissed off if my kid got yellowed teeth from a fluoride treatment thats bullshit

Ruh Fortune's picture

That's a scam. The food we consume actually takes care of it all naturally. Try banana. ;)

MarcusGCroman's picture

Unless a bear or raccoon is pouring fluoride down my well in middle of the woods, I'm pretty sure there's nothing added to it.

Be careful when you use such broad sweeping statements like "all tap water is bad".

GmaGardner's picture

True. Excess Fluoride is a cause of Alzheimers disease

Ruh Fortune's picture

Bottled water contains even more chemicals. With the attempt to "clean" it, its minerals are lost and is then replaced with well, crap. Besides the pollution and the dangers of toxic substances leaking in to the water from the containers, tap water, if filtered is probably better. ;)

Shelly's picture

Are you aware that the hexafluorosilicic acid that is put in our tap water is a waste product of fertilizer productions that is a classified hazardous waste? Also, there is still BPA in the plastics of many bottled waters.

Sierra Hodges's picture

You can check to see if the water you are buying is in a BPA free bottle by doing your research. I drink Dasani and the bottles are BPA free.

Bill The Great's picture

Gin, no water, you drink Gin

ClaudjaGibby's picture

10. Jacksonville, Fla. (JEA)
Located on the northeast coast of Florida, Jacksonville is the state's largest city. According to EWG, 23 different toxic chemicals were found in Jacksonville's water supply. The chemicals most frequently discovered in high volumes were trihalomethanes, which consist of four different cleaning byproducts -- one of which is chloroform. Many trihalomethanes are believed to be carcinogenic. Over the five-year testing period, unsafe levels of trihalomethanes were detected during each of the 32 months of testing, and levels deemed illegal by the EPA were detected in 12 of those months. During at least one testing period, trihalomethane levels were measured at nearly twice the EPA legal limit. Chemicals like arsenic and lead were also detected at levels exceeding health guidelines.

Kristina Reed's picture

lmao @ "retarded" ..I only thought me & my girl friend used that word. cheers

Lillian Ristich Hultz's picture

in most cities there are chlorine and fluoride in the water...I don't like drinking bleach do you?

GmaGardner's picture

I have an expensive 9 stage filter I bought at a health food store that filters out chlorine & fluoride among many other things, about 20 if I'm remembering correctly. I also have a filter on all my shower heads & bath tubs. This is probably why my hair is so healthy.

Jon S.'s picture

Chlorine added to water has saved more lives around the world than any other intervention! It isn't even close to a concentration that wpuld be considered bleach. Salt has chlorine in it but I bet you add that to your food. Fluoride is added for protection of teeth and has nothing to do with sanitizing the water. It also is not a component of bleach. Bleach is sodium hypochlorite, no fluorine.

InTheLight717's picture

He's referring to the chlorine, which is necessary to kill bacteria in our water, but which kills good bacteria in our gut, contributing partly to the epidemic of candida yeast overgrowth in Americans. He is probably also be referring to the hydro flurosalisic acid that is a toxic biproduct of the mining industries, is purchased with tax payer dollars from the corporations mining phosphorous, and then pumped into municipal water supplies throughout the country. YouTube "hydrofluorosalisic acid spill" and see it eat through concrete, and then think about it being pumped into our drinking water! That is what he means by "poison." Get a Berkey or ProPur water filter, or another good carbon filter that filters out the poison.

Ruh Fortune's picture

He is in fact right. Check up on it. ;) Water in it's absolute natural form is the best thing to ever consume, but not "commercial" water. In South Africa (mostly) we are still at least able to consume water straight from the faucet. Unfortunately it's not the case in many parts of the world. :( Bottled water really isn't any better....

Crenshaw's picture

American water sources are damaged. Everything, every chemical put into the soil, put into conventional produce goes into the ground water. Its damn close to drinking straight roundup.

Jester's picture

Taan is probably speaking about fluoride, which is toxic. This is why toothpaste says to contact poison control for children if they swallow a large amount. Fluoride is used to make Fluoxetine, which is the active ingredient in Prozac, and what gives prozac it's docile, calming effect. 64 oz of tap water would contain more fluoride than the amount added to a prozac pill, and is probably partly responsible for why Americans don't care that their country is being destroyed right in front of their eyes. Everyone's on prozac.

wakaflockaflame's picture

yo cool it with the serious misinformation you throw out there. fluoxetine (N-methyl-3-phenyl-3-[4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]propan-1-amine) contains 3 FLUORINE atoms, it does not mean it is "made from fluoride". fluoride is ionic fluorine, which fluoxetine contains exactly 0% of

tec20runner's picture

Its right next to the milk

Alicia Quigley's picture

there were 2 gallon jugs right behind the milk

carlosfromphilly's picture

There were literally gallons of water on the counter. And a faucet.
Use your eyes.

Chauveria Beri Rhodes's picture

there was water in the pic

ttbone's picture

god forbid we drink tap water instead of wasting money on bottles

isabebelle's picture

No need to buy water when there is coming out of your faucet...

guest's picture

They also might have been staging that most Americans are able to drink tap water.

Guest's picture

Tap water in the first world is generally safer than bottled water, you would hope the average American doesn't buy a bunch of it when they have a cleaner, more regulated source built into their home.

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