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Date: 04/15/11 01:32 PM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    April 14, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    Link: Food Waste (HUNGRY BEAST) - Enormous food waste facts based on figures originating from Australia but applicable to the rest of the world. Shocking.
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    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    April 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    When we feed the hungry in the 3rd world they reproduce even more hungry people. We should have figured that out by 1970.

    And no one ever wants to discuss sterilization with the food because that would be "inhumane."
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    kralmir Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    wastefulness, because drat you, the world isn`t fair and people just don`t give a damn.

    this kind of stuff needs to stop "confronting" people, we all know and most of us just don`t give a flying rats ass.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    April 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    my kids waste so much food, it`s disgusting. still, it makes the possums happy at night, and the birds, cause they get to eat it. Hey, they didn`t factor into that the food that gets recycled. eg, food you dont eat that you give to chickens or pigs or the dog. I had a dog that lived purely off our scraps, we had so much scraps. And i know a guy that buys cheaply food from supermarkets and feeds it to his pigs. It doesn`t all just get chucked into the bin. then there is composting, thats an option.
    Really though, 1st world humans need to learn how to only buy and cook what they are actually going to consume.
    save a fortune it would...
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    iajukesy Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    jesus f**king christ, I hope you`re try to be ironic there.

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    iajukesy Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    always about the nom noms
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    Can this be one of those American this is why you are fat scenario?
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    jesus f**king christ, I hope you`re try to be ironic there.


    no, hes right. one day we will be in a drought or plague or something and we wont have enough food for our selves, then what do you do? im not against helping the less fortunate, but giving away food is only a sustainable solution until the next dust bowl hits. so, rather then giving them a fish, teach them to fish...or something like that.
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    rnwood Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    iajukesy: where`s your pacifier?
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    Abandonnez Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    Well isn`t this almost how it is in all 1st world countries?
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    verbosity Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    @skypirate - do understand the US government realized that teaching them to farm would have jeopardized the US farm industry, and thus we actively subsidized our agriculture and opted to provide food aid in the form of giving food so their (aided countries`) agricultural base would be eroded. It was a fiscally strategic move, not a humanitarian move.
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    Afugy Male 30-39
    199 posts
    April 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    In the 6 months it takes a cow to get to weight eating corn the cow will eat what would feed a human for 5 1/2 years, the cow can only feed you for 260 days. This is based off of a 2000 calorie a day diet.
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    Afugy Male 30-39
    199 posts
    April 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    @iajukesy He is not joking, giving them food drives down the price of food in the area that hurts local farmers to the point where they can`t farm any more. Sending them a tractor is better then sending food.
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    April 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    720,000 Garbage trucks needlessly on the road...that`s a lot of Diesel fuel wasted, too. Oh, and oil and grease and tires...
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    April 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    @iajukesy- sometimes the best, most logical solution isn`t the most palatable. But it`s still the ideal solution. Too bad the vast majority of people are too squeamish to act on logic.
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    LionHeart-72 Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    Troll posts aside, I`m curious if there`s actually a way for our food to be better distributed so that less is wasted. We don`t have to make any more food, just send the stuff that`s left over after 1st world countries have their pick. The excess and "ugly" food`s prices are adjusted for the local economy and sold. Just a thought. I`m an MBA student, not an Economics guy so I don`t get all the logistics but it seems possible to me.

    Quick, any Economics majors out there who want to earn a Nobel prize? Get on that!
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    April 15, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    Save a tree, eat a beaver!
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    yudontn0me Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 7:09 pm
    f.uckin Australians... (dear Australia, please dont post anything about Americas wasted food.)
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    ScubaFett Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    @yudontn0me Scared that the amount would be larger than us Aussies? The truth hurts doesn`t it...
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 8:13 pm
    US government jeopardized US farm industry subsidized aid (aided countries`) fiscally strategic move, not a humanitarian move.

    all politically loaded words aside, this is one of (albeit very very condensed) the philosophical arguments, not a political one.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    April 15, 2011 at 8:25 pm
    Some broccoli fell on the ground today at the supermarket while at the checkout, and the lady buying it said she didn`t want it anymore. The thing looked fine to me. They don`t bruise, and you`re going to wash it anyway.
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    elhowell Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    more like delicious.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm
    I don`t ever believe these, the stats are always misconstrued.
    Using the parts of the cow we don`t eat to make pet food, how is that food waste? And the stuff we don`t eat that gets thrown away and "wasted" usually becomes slop for pigs and other animals or fertilizer/compost.
    These vids are always a bunch of bs.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7242 posts
    April 15, 2011 at 11:46 pm
    All that waste is just greed- we can do it- so we will do it. Perhaps we could stop treating animals as a resource for our convenience and treat them well- put up the price of meat to reflect this, then waste much less of it? Just an idea.
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    Kikato Male 18-29
    10 posts
    April 16, 2011 at 3:44 am
    500L of water for 1K Potatoes?
    You could grow so many potatoes with <20L of watter at home. Considering the usual shortage of water for farmers, i`m pretty sure htey`re not wasting so much water.
    and surely farmers would recycle their water to a degree, is it 500L of water, or 50L water cycled 10 times.
    which brings the rest of it (which I had believed) to into question.
    really, I buy food that I expect to eat, but sometimes it goes off (and then gets thrown out a few months later).
    of course supermarkets wont take fruit they can`t sell.
    and given the choice, which I have, I`ll eat the food without bruises.
    as for food hitting the ground, that`s were most of the bugs are, if bugs crawl into a banana that his the ground, then is transported with the rest of the banana`s, the bugs will multiply and either ruin the rest of the fruit, or the bugs will be torn asunder as a wasteful eater bites righ through them.
    This video has not real facts or sources, an
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10445 posts
    April 16, 2011 at 5:58 am
    Again with the water wasting... the water isn`t "used up". All of it returns to the environment. Yes, every last drop. It`s all a matter of having it at the right place, which can be solved by technology.

    But the video does make a good point. The food itself could be used be wasted less. I don`t buy what I don`t intend to eat. That`s just bad planning.

    We could talk about food packaging, but that`s not the fault of ordinary people...
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    April 16, 2011 at 6:24 am
    Within two minute`s walk of both my home and my office are two supermarkets, three "mini" supermarkets, and a market selling fruit and veg.

    So my shopping trips are often and small, rather than infrequent and large.

    All my fruit and veg comes from that market, not from the supermarkets, so hopefully I`m not supporting the waste there.

    Maybe that`s part of the reason why the most I ever seem to throw away is a little bit of milk that I`ve left too long; I`m always able to buy only what I need and I don`t have to store it for weeks on end.

    I`m also vegetarian, so the meat inefficiency isn`t applicable to me.

    So my question is...

    ...if my waste is pretty low, who`s out there wasting even more to balance the average to 1/4 wasted?
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 8:49 am
    they forgot hotels and restaurants, more waste there.
    @phoneybone: maybe the stats are not accurate but believe me there`s a lot of waste in the "developed" world, a bit like in your comment.

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