There's a fascinating new book about the way the world eats. Photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D'Aluisio documented typical family diets all over the globe. The results? Shocking. Shocking to see how rural Guatemalans have a fresher, healthier meal than the rich-by-comparison Americans. Shocking to see how America has spread our prepackaged food culture to primitive peoples all over the world. Read or listen to the NPR story about Hungry Planet and start questioning your own grocery list (and your spending). The link has photos of different families, with nutritional and cost analysis of their food.
Thanks to Anais at the Path To Freedom blog--I heard this story in the car but forgot once I got to my destination: the grocery store!.