Hungry Planet: What the World Eats - Mexico - United States Summary & Analysis

Peter Menzel
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Mexico - United States Summary and Analysis

In Mexico, food expenditure for one week is $189.09. In the past, Marco and Alma lived in a two-story, cement block apartment 50 miles south of Mexico City. They operated a mini convenience store that sold a few items. For lunch, they would usually eat rice, beans and chicken soup with cilantro, crab soup or pork tacos. In the evening, they would have a light meal served with fruit and bread. Almost all the meals were served with Coca-Cola.

When Alma as young, her family lived on rice, beans, pasta, and tortillas. They didn't have money for sweets. However, with the store below them, her own children had easy access to sweets. Like other Mexicans, the old, traditional Mexican foods are becoming problems. The food is great fuel for those who are physically active, but modern Mexicans...

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