Monday, February 18, 2008

What's "Really" Not Fair! World Hunger!

After bemoaning the calorie content of chocolate cake (see below), another thought about food hit me. A good friend sent me an email recently about what families around the world eat in a week. It concerned a project undertaken by photographer Peter Menzel and his wife, writer Faith D'Aluisio for their new book, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.

Basically, they inviting themselves to dinner with 30 different families... in 24 countries. They then participated in shopping, farming, cooking and eating with those families... taking note of every vegetable peeled, every beverage poured, every package opened. Peter and Faith wanted to see how globalization, migration and rising affluence are affecting the diets of communities around the globe. Here is the link to the NPR article about what they found, including more pictures of different families and their diets:

Remember, next to idolatry, oppressing and overlooking the poor was the most frequently condemned sin in the Old Testament. If you would like to contribute to a relief agency, try World Vision which consistently receives high ratings as a charity. They are a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Find out about their rating and a link to their website at:

Fellow Baptists might want to contribute through The International Mission Board's World Hunger Fund at:

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