Riding off of my manifestation from yesterday...many of us have no world perspective. Hunger is not just defined by the lack of quantity of food..the lack of quality of food is up in there also. So many of us think that we're not starving ourselves yet we are eating empty calories and our bodies aren't receiving the proper nutrients. This is the root of the health epidemic in places like the United States who though 'enlightened' seem to be hit with an over abundance of health issues.
Photographer Joao Batista has done a fascinating series of photos titled "The People and the Food They Consume in a Week.” He took snaps of families in countries around the world (including the U.S., Egypt, Poland, Chad, Mongolia, Greenland, Bhutan, and France) posing in their homes with the food they consume in a typical week. You can get a peek at it at the Meallennium blog. A Facebook login is needed for the full set.
2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root. 1000 A.D. - That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer. 1850 A.D. - That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion. 1940 A.D. - That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill. 1985 A.D. - That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic. 2000 A.D. - That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.