Is the world spending too much money on food?
Writer Faith D’Aluision and her husband Peter Menzel should win the award for social experiment of the century! Whether it was their intention or not, they are showing the world just how much food our society wastes through their recent photographic project, “Hungry Planet: What the World Eats,” which came to fruition in 2006.
The couple took photos of numerous families from different countries around the globe after they went shopping for their average week’s worth of groceries. It’s no secret that every culture is different, but the amount of food waste that some are contributing is shocking!
Is it the cost, or are we just wasteful?
The Melander Family – Germany
This family of 4 spends a whopping $500.07 a week on groceries.
The Kutten-Kass Family – Luxembourg
Coming in at $465.84 a week, it only makes sense to wonder how 4 people could possibly be taking in this much within a 7 day period.