Since first publishing this post I have been informed that these pictures were not just random photos in an email, rather these are the work of Peter Menzel Photography for a piece published in Time Magazine. There has been quite a stir from what I understand because many many people have been stealing these pictures from different websites and selling them as their own work.
my uncle sent out this email and I thought it was interesting. In each picture you get to see the weekly food intake for an average family of the country they represent.
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
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
Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27
Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53
Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55
Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03
Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23
Â© Peter Menzel www.menzelphoto.com from the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats
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