Thursday, February 21, 2008

World Feast - How We Eat

I first began understanding the bounty we are blessed with several years ago when I attended a World Feast, where ten people out of the hundred attendning were seated at a head table and served a sumptous banquet. The rest of us ate a bowl of white rice and water.

The point was to show how the vast majority of the world eats and how much food we in the developed nations consume and waste.

I received these pictures and notes from a good freind in an email. I sincerely hope I am not violating any copyrights by reprinting theme here and even more sincerely hope my readers will get the point!
Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

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

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina (Sure hope most AmericanFamilies eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less junk food than this family.)
Food expenditure for one week $341.98

Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

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

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.

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