Monday, January 14, 2008

What We Eat in One Week
Some of you may have seen this email that circulated around a little while ago. It gives you something to think about. Interesting but scary.
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Mexico : The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09
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United States : The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98
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Germany : The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07
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Italy : The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11
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Japan : The Ukita family of Kodaira City
Food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25
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Bhutan : The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03
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Ecuador : The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55
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Egypt : The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53
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Poland : The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27
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Chad : The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23
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I wonder how much the average Australian spends on food? We are probably on par with the US.
And the types of food purchased say a lot too. Australia is one of the countries that struggles with obesity now, but it is not surprising with all the prepackaged and 'fast' food we buy.

2 comments:

Monkey Giggles said...

wow,,the last picture is very power compared to the others.

the feathered nest said...

That's an eye opener! Very interesting!

Manuela