People eat all kinds of different things in different parts of the world. Some countries have well-known traditional meals and menu items, and foodies all over the internet are posting pictures of what they're eating all the time. Food-obsessed folks seem to like to capture snapshots of food -- both good and bad -- for fun and commentary. Here are some global food snapshots for you to look over that might not be all that appetizing.
- Military food rations from different countries have surprising variety. There are some similarities, such as: chocolate, isotonic drinks, muesli, pâté, coffee, chewing gum and disinfectant wipes. [url]
- Kids all over the world are posting pictures of their school lunches on the internet. However, some of the photos that are supposed to represent a country's school lunch program aren't very accurate -- and it's fascinating to see some comparisons of what could be served and what actually is. [url]
- Oxfam reports that the Netherlands is the easiest country in the world for getting a balanced, nutritious diet. The US and Japan tied for a spot in 21st place, and Canada landed at 25th. Obviously, the global food distribution system could use some improvements since there's enough food for everyone, but obesity and starvation still exist. [url]
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