This last aspect is closely analyzed in the « Banquet » díAgropolis Museum.
Foods are classified under 10 agro-nutrional categories :
According to their nutritional qualities, foods can be gathered under 3 groups :
- Roots and Tubers
- Leguminous plants
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Vegetable Oils
- Animal Fat
- Meat and Eggs
- Dairy products
- Fish and Seafood
- Sugar and Honey
Slow digested sugars : Cereals, Roots, Tubers.
Fast digested sugars : Honey and sweets.
Pulses, Meat and Eggs, Dairy products, Fish and Sea-food.
Animal Fat and Vegetable Oils.
- Fibers, vitamins and minerals (foods with)
Fruits and Vegetables.
The case of France
food consumption models evaluated into calories (estimations are given
by relative numbers ( i.e. average western European consumption =
Graphs is an easy way to represent food consumption. Thus the World consumption is characterized by a high relative percentage of cereal consumption (slow digested sugars) as well as pulses ( vegetable proteins) whereas the French model is characterized by a high relative percentage of cattle products (animal fat, meat and eggs, dairy products, fish and sea-food).
One can see that the main vegetable
consumption products are located on the right side of the graph when the
main animal consumption products are on the left side (which makes it easy
to read and to compare with other graphs).
The consumption models
represented in the Banquet de líHumanité
are the following :
Three poor countries : Bangladesh, Rwanda, Somalia.
Three average countries : Argentina, Colombia, Portugal.
Two rich countries : Japan, France.