Friday, 15 June 2007

Food Supply Around the World

I received this really interesting forwarded e-mail. Its a research about food expenditures of different families with different income or status around the world... I don't know by whom or for what purpose was it done, but it sure makes a man think where would he fit in this shrinking world... I sorted out the families in order from the lowest spenders to the highest spenders.

1
Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23
Favorite foods: soup with fresh sheep meat


2
Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03
Family recipe: Mushroom, cheese and pork


3
Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55
Family recipe : Potato soup with cabbage


4
Mongolia: The Batsuuri family of Ulaanbaatar
Food expenditure for one week: 41,985.85 togrogs or $40.02
Family recipe: Mutton dumplings


5
Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53
Family recipe: Okra and mutton


6
Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27
Family recipe: Pig's knuckles with carrots, celery and parsnips


7
China: The Dong family of Beijing
Food expenditure for one week: 1,233.76 Yuan or $155.06
Favorite foods: fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce


8
United States: The Caven family of California
Food expenditure for one week: $159.18
Favorite foods: beef stew, berry yogurt sundae, clam chowder, ice cream


9
Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09
Favorite foods: pizza, crab, pasta, chicken


10
Kuwait: The Al Haggan family of Kuwait City
Food expenditure for one week: 63.63 dinar or $221.45
Family recipe: Chicken biryani with basmati rice


11
Great Britain: The Bainton family of Cllingbourne Ducis
Food expenditure for one week: 155.54 British Pounds or $253.15
Favorite foods: avocado, mayonnaise sandwich, prawn cocktail, chocolate fudge cake with cream


12
Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11
Favorite foods: fish, pasta with ragu, hot dogs, frozen fish sticks


13
Japan: The Ukita family of Kodaira City
Food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25


14
United States: The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98
Favorite foods: spaghetti, potatoes, sesame chicken


15
Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

2 comments:

Brandee said...

I got this forward too! It would be nice to know more about it. If anyone finds this and knows more details about who did the research and why, let us know!

I'd be willing to bet that some of the families that spend the most are not necessarily the healthiest. Look at all the processed foods eaten by the family in North Carolina, for example! There are almost no fruits or vegetables.

Anonymous said...

This is from a fantastic (although a little old now) book called "What the world eats", by Faith D'Aluisio and Peter Menzel:
http://www.amazon.com/What-World-Eats-Faith-DAluisio/dp/1582462461/ref=pd_sim_b_2

They also have another called "What I eat: Around the World in 80 Diets", which looks good too.