Wednesday, March 18, 2009

We have so much food! Oh my!

There are so many things on my mind right now. On Sunday, I went to the grocery store to get some food and while I was standing in line I was just observing what kinds of things people were purchasing. I have to admit that the amount of pre-prepared food, frozen meals, snacks, and things like that was almost sad.

I wish that people could enjoy the less expensive and tastier joy of home-made food and eating fresh fruit and vegetables. It is not surprising that people are excessively over weight if those are the kinds of things that they eat every day. It reminded me of a photo essay that I saw a while back called “What the World Eats.” It was a very interesting comparison of how much it costs to feed a family in a week in different parts of the world and also how different the amount of food people have available to them.


Jennie said...

These images are part of a book called "Hungry Planet" by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio. There was a children's book called "What the World Eats" created from that. For more information please check out:

Hannah said...

Thank you so much for your comment and the good links.

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