Peter Menzel – Hungry Planet
WE ARE FACING THE BIGGEST SHIFT IN NUTRITIONAL CHANGE. WEEKLY FOOD OF 30 FAMILIES ACROSS THE WORLD.
These days, we are facing the most significant shift of food consumption and nutrition after the launch of agriculturing.
This is a result of fast food chains and suppliers (McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, etc.) that are available almost everywhere in the world. Secondly, worldwide extension, the development of increasing tourism and massive agri-industries are co-responsible for this shift by flooding stores and markets with exceptional diverse groceries (Menzelphoto, 2016).
Photographer Peter Menzel photo documented his journey to 24 countries across the world where he visited 30 families. Those families are depicted with their weekly groceries and foods. An accompanying detailed list of what has been shopped and the costs for it are captured in the book “Hungry Planet”.
The compared range goes from a six people family in Sudan who spend 79p a week to a German family (four people) who need more than 300 Pound to buy their foods (The Guardian, 2016).
Fig. 1: Aboubakar family, Darfur in Sudan (Breidjing refugee camp, Chad)
6 people: 79p a week
Fig. 2: Aymo family, Tingo in Ecuador
9 people: £19 a week
Fig. 3: Bainton family, Wiltshire in UK
4 people: £160 a week
Fig. 4: Batsuuri family, Ulan Bator in Mongolia
4 people: £29 a week
Fig. 5: Dudo family, Sarajevo in Bosnia
5 people: £107 a week
Fig. 6: Madsen family, Kap Hope in Greenland
5 people: £178 a week
Fig. 7: Matsuda family, Yomitan in Japan
3 people: £143 a week
Fig. 8: Namgay family, Shingkhey in Bhutan
3 people: £3.20 a week
Fig. 9: Natomo family, Kouakourou in Mali
15 people: £16 a week
Fig. 10: Patkar family, Madhya Pradesh in India
4 people: £25 a week
Fig. 11: Revis family, Raleigh in North Carolina
4 people: £219 a week
Fig. 12: Revis family, Bargteheide in Germany
4 people: £320 a week
Peter Menzel Photography (n.a.) Hungry Planet. Available at: http://www.menzelphoto.com/books/hp.php (Accessed: 13 April 2016)
Fig. 1-12: The Guardian (2016) Hungry Planet: What the World Eats – in pictures. Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/may/06/hungry-planet-what-world-eats (Accessed: 13 April 2016)