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Like most Kuwaitis, including the man pictured here, Wafaa Al Haggan does most of her grocery shopping in one of the country's many Western-style supermarkets; in her case, a multistory market in a shopping center run by the government-subsidized Shamiya and Shuwaikh Co-operative Society. Although Kuwait imports 98 percent of its food, much of it from thousands of miles away, the choice and quality of the goods on display easily match those in European or U.S. markets, and the prices are lower. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (p. 199).

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Like most Kuwaitis, including the man pictured here, Wafaa Al Haggan does most of her grocery shopping in one of the country's many Western-style supermarkets; in her case, a multistory market in a shopping center run by the government-subsidized Shamiya and Shuwaikh Co-operative Society. Although Kuwait imports 98 percent of its food, much of it from thousands of miles away, the choice and quality of the goods on display easily match those in European or U.S. markets, and the prices are lower. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (p. 199).