I would bet that if we (the human race in general) stopped being so greedy and power hungry that we wouldn't have anyone going hungry today.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
Americans throw out 200,000 tons of edible food daily and 30% of all food produced in the world each year is wasted or lost. That’s about 1.3 billion tons, according to a new report by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
That’s the weight of more than 8.6 million full-grown blue whales, the largest creatures on earth. That’s the weight of more than 2.3 million Airbus A380s, the largest commercial planes in existence. That’s as if each person in China, the world’s most populous country with more than 1.3 billion people, had a one ton mass of food they could just throw into the trashcan.
World wastes 30% of all food – Business 360 - CNN.com Blogs
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
Food doesn't just "go to waste." It ultimately goes back to the Earth. Not every digestible calorie needs to go into a human body. If I grow tomatoes and can't get through them and they rot, should I bawl in despair or berate myself as I chuck them into my thriving compost? No.
The tragedy is in the very nature of our pathetic dependence on the corporate/government industrial food complex and how it enables unhealthy food addiction, excess packaging, GMO, and wasted fossil fuels shipping it thousands of miles away where it is then transported (again by fossil fuels) to enormous landfills.
The answer is food independence, and to encourage it to spring up organically and sustainably everywhere we can.
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
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"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."