Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Great Global Food Gap

Ever wondered what your weekly intake of food looked like spread out in front of you?  This photo essay on The Daily Mail compares families around the world, counting what they've spent and capturing what they have to show for it.  The collection of photos speaks for itself, but it makes me wonder: how would I go surviving on £3.20 (around NZ$6) a week?  And that's even before figuring out how much per person that is for the family in Bhutan.

(l-r, top to bottom) Ecuador, USA, Japan, Britain, Germany and Chad: a sample of the families documented on The Great Global Food Gap

Last week I sponsored my friend in Melbourne for her efforts on the Live Below the Line challenge and have just signed myself up to be notified when similarly-minded New Zealanders make a collective effort to live on around NZ$2.25 a day for a mere five days.  To fundraise for those actually living on that much every day, do you think you could do it?

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