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Food for thought?

December 12, 2009 Leave a comment

This is something I’ve seen before and something you may have seen too. Some of the costs shown are probably a bit out of date now but these images are still a powerful indictment of the inequality that exists in our world and how the country and community you happen to be born into will shape your life… and your death.

Each of the pictures below shows the amount of food eaten by each family in one week.

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide Germany
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

 germany

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week $341.98

USA

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11 

italy

Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55

Ecuador

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

Bhutan

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

Chad