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Hits: 14111 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Male, 40-49, Europe
 1341 Posts
Monday, April 18, 2011 8:49:54 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Saturday, April 16, 2011 6:24:37 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?

Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Saturday, April 16, 2011 5:58:34 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...

Male, 18-29, Australia
 10 Posts
Saturday, April 16, 2011 3:44:59 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

Female, 50-59, Europe
 7014 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 11:46:02 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.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1750 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 10:58:10 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.

Male, 18-29, Asia
 168 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 9:59:12 PM
more like delicious.

Female, 18-29, Canada
 1569 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 8:25:23 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.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2222 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 8:13:36 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.

Male, 18-29, Australia
 176 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 7:53:39 PM
@yudontn0me Scared that the amount would be larger than us Aussies? The truth hurts doesn't it...

Male, 18-29, Western US
 851 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 7:09:43 PM
f.uckin Australians... (dear Australia, please dont post anything about Americas wasted food.)

Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3433 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 5:42:00 PM
Save a tree, eat a beaver!

Male, 18-29, Western US
 515 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 4:24:05 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!

Male, 70 & Over, Africa
 766 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 4:14:53 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.

Male, 70 & Over, Africa
 766 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 4:10:02 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...

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 198 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 3:52:34 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.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 198 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 3:49:52 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.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 83 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 3:19:18 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.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 230 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 3:14:46 PM
Well isn't this almost how it is in all 1st world countries?

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 169 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 3:11:35 PM
iajukesy: where's your pacifier?

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2222 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 3:04:42 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.

Male, 18-29, S. America
 15499 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 3:01:31 PM
Can this be one of those American this is why you are fat scenario?

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25264 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 2:59:27 PM
always about the nom noms

Male, 18-29, Europe
 39 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 2:25:16 PM

Male, 18-29, Europe
 39 Posts
Friday, April 15, 2011 2:24:00 PM

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


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