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We Are What We Eat | Women of Green
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We Are What We Eat

A week of groceries from around the world

eating-around-the-worldIn the checkout line at the supermarket, do you look inside your shopping cart and wonder if you have enough fruits and veggies, or the right amount of carbohydrates? What about the cart in front of you in line? Do you judge their packages of red dye #40 hotdogs or sugar-coated Fruit Loops? If so, you are not alone.

We can be conscious consumers, and choose the right foods for the right reasons. These choices are shaped by availability (season, shopping location, and growing zones) and hopefully by the sustainability of the products. We want to share with you an eye-opening series photographed by Peter Menzel where he traveled around the word showing just what a week’s worth of groceries looks like — family by family, country by country. Note the amount of processed, package food vs. fresh produce and how this varies by country. Pizza anyone?


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The United States


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Mexico


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France


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Japan


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Kuwait


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Mali


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Ecuador


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Chad

Changes the perspective a bit, doesn’t it? For more interesting photos in the series, see the full article posted in Fstoppers.

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