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A THIRD of food produced worldwide goes to waste, UN report reveals
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:08 EST, 12 September 2013 | Ted Thornhill

Posted on 09/12/2013 7:03:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The food the world wastes produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any country except for China and the United States, the United Nations said in a report.

Every year, about a third of all food for human consumption—around 1.3 billion tonnes (1.4 tons)—is wasted, along with all the energy, water and chemicals needed to produce it and dispose of it. Almost 30 percent of the world’s farmland, and a volume of water equivalent to the annual discharge of the River Volga, are in effect being used in vain. …

In the industrialized world, much of the waste comes from consumers buying too much and throwing away what they do not eat. In developing countries, it is mainly the result of inefficient farming and a lack of proper storage facilities. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: climatechangehoax; food; foodproduction; foodwaste; globalagenda; un

1 posted on 09/12/2013 7:03:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Which is probably the lowest rate in history.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 7:04:46 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Olog-hai

Often when growing up I wanted to mail my leftovers to those starving kids in China that my parents were always warning me about.


3 posted on 09/12/2013 7:07:17 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: Olog-hai

Much of the wasted food is “free”... In US new Skool lunchrooms


4 posted on 09/12/2013 7:08:32 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: NonValueAdded

I are older. We were lectured about the starving Armenians.


5 posted on 09/12/2013 7:08:51 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Olog-hai
Nature doesn't waste anything. Something ate it.
6 posted on 09/12/2013 7:10:11 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: NonValueAdded

A few more years of obama and kids around the world will be told about the starving kids in America.


7 posted on 09/12/2013 7:10:44 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Olog-hai

ETHANOL!!!


8 posted on 09/12/2013 7:14:08 PM PDT by Forrestfire (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. Calvin Coolidge)
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To: NonValueAdded

Okay, okay, I left the broccoli in the frig last week until it spoiled ...


9 posted on 09/12/2013 7:16:09 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: NonValueAdded

Especially those damned Lima beans!


10 posted on 09/12/2013 7:20:55 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Olog-hai

A third goes to waste... because Michael Moore eats it.


11 posted on 09/12/2013 7:21:11 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: mylife

I LIKE lima beans!


12 posted on 09/12/2013 7:28:24 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: NonValueAdded

Me and my siblings WERE the starving kids other kids were told about.


13 posted on 09/12/2013 7:29:16 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Rocky

In Michael Moore’s case that is” goes to waist”!


14 posted on 09/12/2013 7:29:31 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Olog-hai

And that’s just in Michael Moore’s house!


15 posted on 09/12/2013 7:30:04 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai

I think the third that they are talking about is the food used to produce ethanol!!!!


16 posted on 09/12/2013 7:30:53 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives when they fail blame others and do the same thing again expecting different results)
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To: Olog-hai

No doubt... Just check out the public school cafeteria trash cans...


17 posted on 09/12/2013 7:31:33 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Olog-hai

So what are they proposing, centralized food distribution?


18 posted on 09/12/2013 7:32:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mylife

or Brussels Sprouts


19 posted on 09/12/2013 7:34:40 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: hoosierham
Blech!!

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20 posted on 09/12/2013 7:37:51 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: NonValueAdded

I can ‘tolerate’ those if prepared correctly.


21 posted on 09/12/2013 7:39:12 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: NonValueAdded

If you don’t like Brussels Sprouts, you haven’t had them cooked right. Saute them in a skillet with some butter or bacon grease. Salt and pepper. Cook until they just start to brown on some of the leaves. Serve as is or toss with crumbled bacon. This is a whole ‘nuther animal than boring steamed Brussels Sprouts.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 7:40:13 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Olog-hai
You're supposed to throw food away when it's no longer fit for human consumption.
Anything else will make people sick.
Or fat. Even as a little kid I could not understand how starving children in Africa would benefit from me overstuffing myself on Brussel sprouts or something else I did not like.

23 posted on 09/12/2013 7:41:39 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: mylife

Lima beans, buttered cornbread and iced tea are wonderful!

Besides, I thought you called them limar beans.


24 posted on 09/12/2013 7:41:39 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Forrestfire

Agreed. There was even an environmentalist study that found that ending ethanol and biofuels based on edible products like palm oil would reduce food prices world wide by 15%.


25 posted on 09/12/2013 7:41:59 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: bgill
I make a chicken, Brussels sprout, asiago cheese alfredo that kicks butt.
26 posted on 09/12/2013 7:46:48 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: NonValueAdded

LOL I could never understand that, they said eat all your vegetables because there are kids starving in China. How does me eating help those starving kids?


27 posted on 09/12/2013 7:47:46 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: Irenic

They are Limar beans!


28 posted on 09/12/2013 7:47:58 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Irenic

Hey called Ham and Lima beans “Ham and Mother Effers” in the service for a reason.

Sadly, mu Dad was raised poor so he took a hankering to it when he was in the Army, which resulted in Me haveing to eat it once a week as a kid LOL


29 posted on 09/12/2013 7:50:44 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

It’s a good thing I liked them because my mother would declare depression month and we ate almost nothing but beans and oatmeal. It wasn’t so bad.

I sometimes get a hankerin’ for Lima beans real bad, I eat beans for days—nobody else enjoys them. They don’t enjoy me much after, either. :p

Beans are a great way to make use of a leftover ham bone.


30 posted on 09/12/2013 8:07:43 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Yeah but I like Hambone in the the pinto beans LOL

People have funny fondness’s based on not having money.

Black eyed peas do not work for me.
Cornbread crumbled in buttermilk does not work for me, but I could murder a tomater sangwich!

Grilled cheese sangwich and tomater soup is still a comfort food to me. Soooo Good.


31 posted on 09/12/2013 8:13:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Big fat fresh mater sammich is heaven! I don’t like grilled cheese so much, not sure why. Maybe because that’s all my mother would order for me after piano lessons. My husband sure loves grilled cheese with tomato soup.

Have you ever had a pineapple sandwich? My granny used to make those, vonerful if you can get past the strange idea of it.


32 posted on 09/12/2013 8:27:05 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

No pineapple, but I have had and still do eat Peanut butter and pickle(dill) sangwiches LOL


33 posted on 09/12/2013 8:33:34 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: this_ol_patriot
I could never understand that, they said eat all your vegetables because there are kids starving in China.

Vegetables cause cancer. Over 99% of all oncology patients in local, state, and national hospitals report having been made to eat vegetables they disliked as children.

Settled science. Stick with the seven basic—and safe—food groups:

1.) Pizza
2.) Hamburgers and hot dogs
3.) Cookies, cake, pie, ice cream, and the like
4.) Potato chips, French fries, Fritos, crackers, and the like
5.) Coca-Cola
6.) Strong black tea, (or coffee for the faint of heart)
7.) Snacks

34 posted on 09/12/2013 8:37:49 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: mylife

I may try a pbp.

Pineapple sandwich is with Kraft real mayo, and a thin slice of a good cheddar cheese.

I also love a green salad with pineapple chunks and blue cheese dressing—almost as good as candy.


35 posted on 09/12/2013 8:40:34 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t they know there are starving children in China who would love to eat that?


36 posted on 09/12/2013 8:41:15 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Olog-hai

That’s nothing. Two-thirds of US tax revenues go to waste.


37 posted on 09/12/2013 8:41:29 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Standing Wolf
Irish coffee is the perfect food since it has all 4 essential food groups; sugar, fat, caffeine and alcohol.
38 posted on 09/12/2013 8:43:48 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Olog-hai

If I pay for it I will waste as much as I want and never feel bad about it!


39 posted on 09/12/2013 8:49:51 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Irenic

You’ll like it.
It sounds crazy.


40 posted on 09/12/2013 8:51:11 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Hoodat

Never mind the percentage of UN funds that go to waste . . .


41 posted on 09/12/2013 8:51:28 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: mylife

ha. I do crazy pretty well. :p


42 posted on 09/12/2013 9:17:38 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: bgill

Thanks, I’ll remember that at Thanksgiving. I cook for some cruciform vegetable haters. But I keep trying.


43 posted on 09/12/2013 9:24:19 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Standing Wolf

I’ll be darned.


44 posted on 09/12/2013 9:24:19 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: All

Very little goes to waste in this household. Planning menus helps.
All the parents and grandparents lived through the depression and World War II. ‘Nuff said.
But you know what broke me of being picky? Going to live on my own at 17. If you cook a failure and aren’t in a position to order a pizza or go buy something different, you eat it.


45 posted on 09/12/2013 9:25:58 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Standing Wolf

You forgot the bacon group aka the “pig” group. It’s also been known that tomatoes when combined with bacon, cheese and white bread become benign.


46 posted on 09/12/2013 9:28:28 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: Olog-hai
I guess that all the elites should make us cue up in cafeteria lines in order to eat.
47 posted on 09/12/2013 9:49:19 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Olog-hai
Heck, you just know where this is going . . . we've got femi-nazis and global-warming nazis and now we're gonna get told how much rations we should eat by food-nazis

I can tell 'em, like everyone one a budget, nothing gets wasted in this house!
This fat Socialist politician (John Prescott) from my part of the world wants to ban supermarket "Buy one, get one free" deals cos he reckons it promotes waste. In this house, we rely on those supermarket deals!
And this from a pig whose snout is deep in the Westminster trough!

Truth is he can't bear the thought of ordinary working-class English families with a bounty of food on their table!
/rant
48 posted on 09/13/2013 2:18:34 AM PDT by Mr Radical
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To: Olog-hai

Gulfport MS has billboards - one says 1/3 of MS kids are hungry; the other says 3/5 of MS kids are obese. Obviously a problem with equitable distribution...


49 posted on 09/13/2013 4:07:41 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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