22 May 2008

Such a waste

I read the following fact today and thought it was absolutely heartbreaking, from both an environmental, but also a social and health standpoint as well.

Americans throw out 122 POUNDS (55 kg) of food every month (and I'm sure Canadians aren't that far off).

Considering the rising cost of staple foods, it's pretty financially irresponsible to be throwing out food at all. But when you factor in how this has an effect on the poorest people in the poorest countries, it becomes a moral issue as well.

What does 122 lbs. of food look like? Take a peek.

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