Monday, June 25, 2007

What the World Eats

This photo, posted at Dr. Mercola's site, along with several other revealing photographs, was shot by Peter Menzel for the book Hungry Planet. This is an incredible comparison of what families around the world eat, and it is very telling comparison indeed. There's no doubt that the amount of processed foods in our diet is contributing to the obesity epidemic in this country, as is the sheer amount of food we eat. Processed foods are not only calorie dense, but the MSG (which goes under 25 or more different names) which is added to most foods actually increases one's appetite (that's why the manufacturers put it there , there is no other reason for it). Please see all the photos at Dr. Mercola's blog.


  1. Wow! That was really interesting! Thanks for passing on the link.

  2. This is actually a beautiful photograph. Makes me hungry in a good way.

    Glad to meet you... a fellow homeschooler and person of food-interests.


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