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Oxfam Photo Essay Shows What Seven Families Across the Globe Eat in a Week
Posted By Tafline Laylin On February 2, 2013 @ 10:00 am In carousel showcase,gallery,Sustainable Food | No Comments
The images include families from seven different countries, including Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Armenia, the United Kingdom, Tajikistan and Zimbabwe . Some of the families own their own land and others don’t, and they each have a different number of dependents. Naturally each family has access to different crops depending on their location, but as Oxfam puts it, the series is strung together by one central fact: we all have to eat.
Perhaps most shocking is the image from the United Kingdom. The only photo in the series to depict a family from the developed western world highlights the prevalence of processed foods. While all of the other families eat food in its original state—harvested straight from the ground or tree depending on what it is—the family from London sits in front of a pile of processed food  provided by a local food bank.
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URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/oxfam-posts-seven-photos-of-what-seven-families-eat-in-a-week/
URLs in this post:
 food waste: http://inhabitat.com/tag/food-waste/
 unprecedented hunger: http://inhabitat.com/tag/obesity/
 Oxfam America: http://www.oxfamamerica.org
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/02/Ethiopian-Family-Oxfam-Foodfor1week.jpg
 and Zimbabwe: http://inhabitat.com/building-modelled-on-termites-eastgate-centre-in-zimbabwe/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/01/oxfam-food-uk.jpg
 processed food: http://inhabitat.com/tag/tesco/
 + Oxfam International: http://firstperson.oxfamamerica.org/2013/01/23/7-photos-that-reveal-what-families-eat-in-one-week/
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