People in the First World take a lot of things for granted, especially the easy accessibility of food. We can go to restaurants; grab fast food at stores, stands, and trucks; shop at supermarkets; or cook supplies stored at home, often kept frozen or refrigerated.
People in a lot of the rest of the world, however, don’t have these luxuries. They are forced to forage for food on a seasonal, monthly, weekly, and sometimes daily basis. And this isn’t as simple (if one could call it that) as harvesting produce from a farm, slaughtering livestock, or even hunting with a gun or bow. While some may consider failing to find food the ultimate defeat, things can actually be much worse. In numerous countries across the globe, failure can mean injury or death — with an entirely-too-high possibility of either occurring. These risks can be in the form of falling, drowning, or getting mauled by another predator, all of which can really put a damper on your day, not to mention your meal.
In appreciation (and awe) of all the work that can go into obtaining sustenance, we’ve explored eight ways that people around the world get their food — in all its treacherous, troubling, and terrifying glory.