ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do
it. Because what the world needs is people who've come alive and
woken up. Sometimes, the fear of the unknown is greater than the
misery of the known."
These images are from the book 'Hungry Planet: What the World Eats'
by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluision. It's an inspired idea, to
better understand the human diet, explore what culturally diverse
families eat for a week. Their portraits feature pictures of
each family with a week's worth of food purchases. We soon learn
that diet is determined by largely uncontrollable forces like
poverty, conflict and globalisation, which can bring change with
startling speed. Thus cultures can move, sometimes in a
single jump, from traditional diets to the vexed plenty of
global-food production. People have more to eat and, too often, eat
more of nutritionally questionable food. And their health suffers.