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‘Let’s Move!’ calls the waste of 141 trillion calories of food per year ‘inspirational’
Thoughtgrime ^ | February 25, 2014 | Sisyphus

Posted on 02/24/2014 6:18:09 PM PST by orwell2112

WASHINGTON — (TG) “Let’s Move!,” the anti-obesity campaign launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, is rushing to the defense of Americans in the wake of a shameful study by the Department of Agriculture revealing that despite a raging epidemic of obesity that shows no sign of abating, nearly one third of the food produced in the U.S. ends up in the trash rather than in one of the nation’s 316 million ever-expanding stomachs.

That stacks up to 33 million tons – worth an estimated $161 billion and containing a staggering 141 trillion calories of energy – discarded each year.

While some say such waste is disgraceful in light of issues like hunger and limited landfill space, “Let’s Move!” called the profligacy inspirational and vowed to incorporate food waste into its anti-obesity campaign.

“Here we were trying to get people to do hard stuff like plant gardens and play football, and then we read this story and thought: ‘Just throw your food away – what a novel idea!’” said Hillary Roughnutt, a spokesperson for “Let’s Move!”

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TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: childhoodobesity; flotusmichelle; foodpolice; letsmove; michellephoto; wastedfood
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1 posted on 02/24/2014 6:18:09 PM PST by orwell2112
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To: orwell2112; All
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2 posted on 02/24/2014 6:21:20 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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All of the “extra” food around here goes to the chickens and comes back as eggs!


3 posted on 02/24/2014 6:23:44 PM PST by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: orwell2112

Put ‘em on treadmills connected to the grid - voila - energy independence!
Moochelle ought to be good for a few megawatts.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 6:25:39 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: orwell2112

Since Americans waste so much food I guess food will just have to be rationed so people in other countries can have the food that Americans would otherwise waste.

After all “White folks greed leaves the world in need”.

Maybe there should be a UN food tax. For every 10 tons of food produced say 1 ton goes to the UN for distribution to the nations deemed needy.

I expect our little lefty friends will be getting all sorts of great ideas to solve this problem of Americans wasting food.


5 posted on 02/24/2014 6:28:50 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: orwell2112

Just wait until Manbearpig figures out how much methane all that food generates in a landfill.

I’m sure he can figure out how to turn it into a ponzi scheme to make himself a few million.


6 posted on 02/24/2014 6:28:51 PM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: orwell2112

With this fat ass vindictive clown, shouldn’t it be called “Let’s Mooo”?


7 posted on 02/24/2014 6:29:56 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: musicman

If Michele “moves” her ass, people will die.

PS: Poor people don’t waste food. Rich ones, like all of Obama’s “bundlers”, do. If you want to stop a lot of waste, get rid of Obama’s One Percenters.


8 posted on 02/24/2014 6:30:09 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: orwell2112

Maybe we can get the 0bama’s to move to Venezuela?


9 posted on 02/24/2014 6:30:52 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: orwell2112

10 posted on 02/24/2014 6:31:19 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: orwell2112

I’m sure everybody in the Obama Household is a “clean plater”.

Maybe they let the caucasian cooks and servers have their half-eaten leftovers if they the be good whiteys.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 6:31:39 PM PST by digger48
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To: orwell2112

I got 2 dogs. Nothing goes to waste around here.


12 posted on 02/24/2014 6:34:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Rio

All of the “extra” food around here goes to the chickens and comes back as eggs!


Amen! When they produce more eggs than my kids can sell or we eat those go back to the chickens (and a few to the dog). In the next couple of years I am going to give feeder pigs a try. A neighbor gets way more goat milk than they use or sell and it’s been promised to the pigs.

Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Bacon.


13 posted on 02/24/2014 6:36:14 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: orwell2112

They’ll use anything to advance their agenda.


14 posted on 02/24/2014 6:38:43 PM PST by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: Rio
All of the “extra” food around here goes to the chickens and comes back as eggs!

Oh man... I miss my hens. We'd give them all kinds of kitchen leftovers and they loved it. When we got snowed under with all their eggs I'd hard boil a bunch, chop them up and feed that back to them (with the shells for added calcium).

15 posted on 02/24/2014 6:40:44 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: wastedyears

Bingo.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 6:43:43 PM PST by Fungi
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To: orwell2112

Satire site?


17 posted on 02/24/2014 6:56:48 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: orwell2112

We’re Americans.

We can throw away more food than we send to the rest of the world.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 6:57:41 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: orwell2112

Sure . . . that gives the lard-butt in our White House more to eat. When, oh when are we going to cease having to listen to this over weight shrew yelling about fat Americans while her own posterior is just plain fat?


19 posted on 02/24/2014 7:00:42 PM PST by laweeks
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To: musicman
they make such a useful couple dont they!


20 posted on 02/24/2014 7:12:26 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: volunbeer

Chickens will consume the goat milk, too.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 7:22:29 PM PST by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: orwell2112

I predict that the War on Obesity will be at least as successful as the War on Poverty and the War on Drugs. Government, is there nothing it can’t do?


22 posted on 02/24/2014 7:24:29 PM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

23 posted on 02/24/2014 7:27:07 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Rio

We are going to try that as soon as it gets above freezing, but they get about 3-5 gallons a day on the 4H goats.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 7:28:52 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: orwell2112

Sorry, but I will not eat Brussel sprouts... I will not and Obama can’t make me...

Naaaaah!!!


25 posted on 02/24/2014 9:19:41 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: beethovenfan
"Put ‘em on treadmills connected to the grid - voila - energy independence! Moochelle ought to be good for a few megawatts."

Not without a cattle prod.
26 posted on 02/24/2014 9:55:47 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Vendome

Some countries won’t take our food because of the genetically modified sources.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 5:58:21 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: orwell2112; Revolting cat!

If only the government could put a dollar tax on each of those wasted calories! < /MichelleMaoMovement >


28 posted on 02/25/2014 9:11:12 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: KosmicKitty

Yes, but it’s getting harder and harder to tell ...


29 posted on 03/01/2014 9:11:15 AM PST by orwell2112
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To: orwell2112


30 posted on 03/01/2014 9:18:04 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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