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INT21 No waste
INT20 Plant centric
INT19 Food and healthcare
INT18 Reach of the chef
INT17 Vote food
INT16 Menus of change
INT13 Future cooking
INT12 Understanding the millennials
INT11 Ownership to Usership
INT10 Plant Based
INT08 Reinventing Traditions
INT05 Shift Happens
INT04 Food & Responsibility
INT03 Food & Trends
INT02 Food & Farming
INT01 Food & Tech
On the floor in front of the Ecuadorian family lies a week’s supply of food. Mainly vegetables, potatoes and cereals. The table of the American family, on the other hand, is full of meat and packaged products. The contrast between global diets has never been greater than it is today.
The Melander family: Jörg (45) and Susanne (43) with sons Kjell (10) and Finn (14) pose in the dining room of their home in Bargteheide, Germany with a week's worth of food. Cooking methods: electric stove, microwave and outdoor grill. Food preservation: refrigerator and freezer. Favourite foods? Jörg: fried potatoes with onions, bacon, and herring. Finn: fried noodles with eggs and cheese. Kjell: pizza and vanilla pudding. Susanne: ‘anything that's fresh and good.’ Family’s food expenditure for one week: 375.39 euros or $500.07.
The Mendoza family and a servant in their courtyard in Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Guatemala with a week's worth of food. Between Fortunato Pablo Mendoza (50) and Susana Pérez Matias (47) stand (left to right) Ignacio (15), Cristolina (19) and a family friend standing in for daughter, Marcelucia (9), who ran off to play. Far right: Sandra Ramos (11), live-in helper. Not present: Xtila (17) and Juan (12). Cooking methods: gas and wood stove. Food preservation: refrigerator. Family’s food expenditure for one week: 573 Quetzales or $75.70.
The Aboubakar family of Darfur province, Sudan in front of their tent in the Breidjing Refugee Camp, in eastern Chad with a week's worth of food. D'jimia Ishakh Souleymane (40), holds her daughter Hawa (2). The other children (from left to right): Acha (12), Mariam (5), Youssouf (8) and Abdel Kerim (16). Cooking method: wood fire. Food preservation: natural drying. Favourite food: D'jimia, a soup with fresh sheep meat. Family’s food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA francs or $1.23.
The Revis family in the kitchen of their home in suburban Raleigh, North Carolina posing with a week's worth of food. Ronald and Rosemary Revis stand behind Rosemary's sons from her first marriage, Brandon Demery, (left), and Tyrone Demery. Family’s food expenditure for one week: $341.98.
The Ukita family: Sayo Ukita (51), and her husband, Kazuo Ukita (53) with children Maya (14) holding chips and Mio (17) stand in their dining room in Kodaira City, Japan with one week's worth of food. Family’s food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25.
Peter Menzel photographed thirty families from 24 different countries with their weekly shopping. He compiled this series of photographs in the book Hungry Planet. From Bhutan to Bosnia and from Mexico to Mongolia: a fascinating series of photos that captures our most elementary basic needs. Menzel wants to use this book to create awareness about how culture and environment affect the cost and calories of the consumption pattern.
On the floor in front of the Guatemalan family lies a week’s supply of food. Mainly vegetables, potatoes and cereals. The table of the American family, on the other hand, is full of meat and packaged products. The contrast between global diets has never been greater than it is today.
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Text: Chantal Arnts | Photography: Peter Menzel | Muziek: Bedouin Soundclash - Brutal Hearts