Hungry Planet: What the World Eats - Australia - Chad Summary & Analysis

Peter Menzel
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Australia - Chad Summary and Analysis

"Hungry Planet: What the World Eats" by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio offers a photographic study of families around the world. It details what each family eats during a week and gives a family profile. The book goes into depth describing food options and purchases.

In Australia, food expenditures for one week equal $376.45. During the 18th century, European settlers imported sheep, and many of Australia's original inhabitants became shepherds. Because of this, the people in the outback are used to slaughtering and eating their sheep. When the parents of the family interviewed were young, they would cook on an open fire. They had a refrigerator that sometimes ran on kerosene. The family eventually moved close to Brisbane, the city. It was very different from the home they were used to, and they had different food choices. They...

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