SELFISHNESS FOREVER COSTLIER: FOOD COSTS AND COMPARISONS ACROSS CULTURES

Germany: The Melander Family of Bargteheide
Food Expenditure for One week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

United States: The Revis Family of North Carolina
Food Expenditure for One Week: $341.98

Italy: The Manzo Family of Sicily
Food Expenditure for One Week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

Mexico: The Casales Family of Cuernavaca
Food Expenditure for One Week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

Poland: The Sobczynscy Family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food Expenditure for One Week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

Egypt: The Ahmed Family of Cairo
Food Expenditure for One Week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

Ecuador: The Ayme Family of Tingo
Food Expenditure for One Week: $31.55

Bhutan: The Namgy Family of Shingkhey Village
Food Expenditure for One Week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

Chad: The Aboubakar Family of Breidjing Camp
Food Expenditure for One Week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

RLCC: The photos in the source-post are worth a visit.

Ponder why the more expensive food is not necessarily healthier in the typical sense in which the term is used, but also ponder how much worse it is for the planet as a whole and everyone on it in general.

Selfishness built into the economic system of the geographical regions is the main factor. The more self-centered the system, the worse it is in the long run. The selfish do their worst in exporting their system and even militarily forcing it on people — on pain of death.

Think about meat and what it takes to produce it and it's impact upon the land. Consider processing and refining and packaging and transportation and refrigeration for so many different types of foods sold in the areas where food is so much more expensive and even priced out of range for the poor. Also contemplate how the mismanagement by the wealthiest nations is harming and in many cases destroying farming in the poorest countries.

Now think about how things ought to be and how to get there. That's what our Christian Commons Projectâ„¢ is all about.

Link to source-webpage, obtained via: The World Peace Diet, March 19, 2008, 11:20pm

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