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.

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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.

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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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I read somewhere that 8 glasses a day is if you are an athlete, otherwise anyone who's not rushing the body needs 3-4 glasses of water.

Actually, that information is false. This number you're quoting is only advertised in countries that have fluoride in their drinking water, as based on 64oz of that water contains about the same amount of fluoride found in a prozac tablet. Read what you want into that, I'm not here to spread conspiracies, but the information is 100% correct. 8-8oz glasses of water is ridiculously high. It's been shown to flush nutrient from the body due to so much water being passed through the digestive system. Unless you're sweating profusely all day, you don't need to replace 64 oz of water.

I did not get this info from ads. It is in Yoga journals & other alternative health books/magazines. I know I feel much more healthy and I sleep better the more water I drink. I have abided by this for over 30 years, am 61 and most people guess I'm in my 40's. The only nutrient that is flushed from the body is Vit. C - I also take it daily.

prozac contains fluoxetine, not fluoride jfc

jfc, Fluoxetine is made from Fluoride dumbass.

....no, it isnt. it does not even contain any fluoride. it is an organofluorine compound, meaning it contains bonded carbon and FLUORINE. where on earth did you get your false info?

We can keep breaking this down if you wish. Both Fluoride and Fluoxetine contain Fluorine, which is the root cause that I'm speaking about. It's naturally present in almost everything but in such minuscule amounts. Turning Fluorine into Fluoride or Fluoxetine creates a toxic compound either way that doesn't belong in drinking water either way. Sure it's good for teeth, but not when it's swallowed. Every remember doing the Fluoride rinses in elementary school? I don't remember them telling us to swallow the Fluoride after we were done swishing it around. Had we, they'd of called an ambulance. It's toxic and it builds up in the system quickly. More quickly than Mercury.

remember basic chemistry in highschool? fluoride is an anione of fluorine. it has entirely different physical and biological properties than fluorine thanks to that one lil electron it gains. FLUORIDE =/= FLUORINE. fluoride has no bearing, relation, or connection to fluoxetine. if you cannot understand to a reasonable degree how fluorine is used for SSRIs, maybe you should consider not talking about it. the carbon-fluorine bond delays metabolism and elimination, increases bioavailability, and increases a drug's ability to dissolve in lipids.

Somewhere without Chemistry classes.

nope.. try again

lol Prozac is the company brand name for fluoxetine.. it does not contain it .. it is it 100%

fluoride is a fluorine salt. Fluoxetine is a fluorinated organic pharmaceutical. Both contain fluorine, the chemical element but the amount of fluorine is not the same in a gram of fluoxetine versus a gram of "fluoride". The bioavailability and bioactivity of the bound fluorine in fluoxetine are different from the fluorine floating around ionically in your drinking water. Fluorine ions also occur in some mineral waters marketed as healthy alternatives.

In the USA, we can drink tap water.

Sure, if you also want to ingest over 20 other chemicals used by cities to purify the water. My city sends out a water quality report annually and there really are that many chemicals in tap water - including chlorine. I choose to filter all my water with a nine stage filter. It's expensive, but I think it's worth it!

Vancouver Canada we drink mountain water from the tap because Canada is better than USA

Yes because USA does not have mountain water at all. Haha

Yes we do in USA up in mountains just saying cause we us to collect it.....

Depends on where you are in the USA~~~ Memphis has great water...

so does southwestern part of VA, we love our water, it is filtered very well, we too get a water assessment every year, yes chlorine is one, but often only after a hard rain. We have spring, mountain, and well water, some better tasting the others, I do not like sulfur water, although it is said to be really better for you, can not get past the rotten egg smell, I like H2O

Yeah Canada has Justin Bieber and Mayor Rob Ford. Luck you.

That's all Ontario. It's the black sheep of the provinces. We do not talk about them..

ONT the black sheep of all provinces.....where do you get this
info????

And you have The Kardashians....Miley Cyrus....Chris Brown...Lindsay Lohan..should I go on ???? LOL

you have EVERYONE ELSE!

HTC is added to your wáter to keep you from getting a variety of wáter borne diseases. The amount of chlorine will not affect your body in anyway. Believe me Beaver fever will.

We drank tap water for decades with no problem, even from the hose outside. I'm still alive.

When there are not chemicals in it or fire coming out of the tap of course.

I Soviet Union, water drinks you

That much water can't hurt, though. The more water one drinks, the more one pees & is less constipated. This equals more toxins being flushed from the cells. That's the GOOD thing about drinking lots of water!

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