Skip to comments.‘Let’s Move!’ calls the waste of 141 trillion calories of food per year ‘inspirational’
Posted on 02/24/2014 6:18:09 PM PST by orwell2112
WASHINGTON (TG) Lets 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 nations 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, Lets 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 Lets Move!
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All of the “extra” food around here goes to the chickens and comes back as eggs!
Put ‘em on treadmills connected to the grid - voila - energy independence!
Moochelle ought to be good for a few megawatts.
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.
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.
With this fat ass vindictive clown, shouldn’t it be called “Let’s Mooo”?
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.
Maybe we can get the 0bama’s to move to Venezuela?
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.
I got 2 dogs. Nothing goes to waste around here.
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.
They’ll use anything to advance their agenda.
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).
We can throw away more food than we send to the rest of the world.
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?
Chickens will consume the goat milk, too.
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?
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.
Sorry, but I will not eat Brussel sprouts... I will not and Obama cant make me...
Some countries won’t take our food because of the genetically modified sources.
If only the government could put a dollar tax on each of those wasted calories! < /MichelleMaoMovement >
Yes, but it’s getting harder and harder to tell ...