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‘Hungry Planet’ by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio

Wondering what to do with all those Chapters gift cards you got for Christmas? Now that the Christmas cookie crumbs have been swept away, put this book on your coffee table instead. After studying it, you’ll never eat another meal or visit the grocery store in the same way again. The sub-title of  this book is ‘What the World Eats’ and that’s exactly what it shows you. Mostly in pictures and statistics, but with some writing, what is presented is how 30 families from 24 different countries eat and how much it costs them.

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Contrast the amounts spent on food for a week in Africa & Asia, compared to Europe and North America. What about processed foods, bottled drinks, fruits, meats,  and vegetables? The photographs make us pay attention and draw us in, and the questions the photos ask, engage us even more. This husband and wife team have done an amazing job teaching us about our global diet. Now there is some food for thought!