We soon learn that diet is determined by largely uncontrollable forces like poverty, conflict and globalization, 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. Their health suffers.
Because the book makes many of its points through the eye, we see--and feel--more than we might otherwise. Issues that influence how the families are nourished (or not) are made more immediate. Quietly, the book reveals the intersection of nutrition and politics, of the particular and universal. It's a wonderful and worthy feat. --Arthur Boehm
Fantastic book for all ages. I've looked through this multiple times with my kids and it has been a great entre to the topics of how other people live.Published 23 days ago by M.W.
Eye opener. Based on facts, each can have its own interpretation of our current ways of eating vs. what would make sense for a healthy diet. Read morePublished 1 month ago by valerie roy
Another fascinating book. I use it in class to teach purchase power parity and to teach food economics.Published 2 months ago by J. Beghin
I love this collection of photographs to illustrate the diversity and inequality of food and nutrition around the world. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stephanie G.
I have always been fascinated by food, and what people eat, and I bought this because I'd seen intriguing photos from it of families with their weeks-worth of food, but the stories... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cindy
I enjoyed this book but was a little disappointed with some of the photos, but then the story makes it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by ma