Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What if you spent 80% of your money on food?

With Thanksgiving nearing, we thought it would be interesting to see how much food is consumed around the world. 

Earlier this year, the Food Service Warehouse released an interactive infographic that highlights how many calories are consumed by citizens of 40 different countries and what percent of income is spent on food. The results are striking--Americans spend only 6.9% on food consumption and parts of Africa spend up to 80%. Clearly, the amount and cost of food in America is something to be thankful for.

You can check out the infographic at Food Service Warehouse.

(Photo and infographic courtesy of Food Service Warehouse: "Visualizing the World's Food Consumption")

5 comments:

Joyful said...

It really is eye opening isn't it? There is so much to be thankful for in NA.

Blaq Fuego said...

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Danielle said...

We have had a lot of changes in the last 6 months, and I don't believe we ever responded to this, Joyful and Blaq. Thank you for your comments. Where were you born, Blaq? Our prayer is that Awake and Alive not only helps people survive, BUT also helps them to move beyond survival to actually helping them THRIVE. It is a tall order, but with the help of God and others, we believe it is possible!

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Blaq Fuego said...

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Much love and blessings