Chicken and ducks for sale in Chinese open markets are shown live then either killed immediately or brought home live. The Chinese insistence on fresh food treats with suspicion anything that is already dead. This is changing somewhat in urban centers as Western style supermarkets become more ubiquitous in the country. (Supporting image from the project Hungry Planet: What the World Eats) Although meat in the United States and Europe mainly comes from factory farms and is sold in shrink-wrapped packages, most animal products elsewhere (as these photographs demonstrate) come from small-scale producers and are sold by butchers.
- © 2005 Peter Menzel / Hungry Planet: What the World Eats / www.menzelphoto.com
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