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Pope: Wasting food is like stealing from the poor
UPI ^ | June 6, 2013 at 1:17 AM | UPI

Posted on 06/06/2013 4:52:09 PM PDT by haffast

VATICAN CITY, June 6 (UPI) -- At his weekly address in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Pope Francis attacked the "culture of waste" and said wasting food is like stealing from the poor.

"Consumerism has led us to become used to an excess and daily waste of food, to which, at times we are no longer able to give a just value," the pope said. "Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of the poor and the hungry."

The pope dedicated his audience, which attracted thousands of pilgrims from around the world, to the U.N. World Environment Day, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The pope and the U.S. government might be on the same page when it comes to food waste. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday the U.S. Food Waste Challenge calling on others across the food chain -- including producer groups, processors, manufacturers, retailers, communities and other government agencies -- to reduce, recover and recycle food waste.


"Food waste is the single largest type of waste entering our landfills -- Americans throw away up to 40 percent of their food," Perciasepe said in a statement. "Addressing this issue not only helps with combating hunger and saving money, but also with combating climate change: food in landfills decomposes to create potent greenhouse gases."

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To: JCBreckenridge
What are your thoughts on contraception?

Contraception leads to to the breakdown of the family, renting sexuality from the commitment of marriage. It makes it possible for men to use women as receptacles, coarsening them to the nature of women and blinding them to God's plan for them. It deceives women into denying their feminine nature, leading them into serial heartache and psychic destruction.

What do I think of contraception? Look at change in the way men and women relate to each other since it was invented.

Or were you asking how it relates to throwing away food? Because I never thought of the two concepts as related. If you have any ideas about that, please share them.

41 posted on 06/06/2013 8:43:51 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Sorry to be out of left field.

Thanks for satisfying my curiousity. I read what you had to say and I found your reasoning interesting.

Thank you for your time.

42 posted on 06/06/2013 11:25:22 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Black Agnes

And mothers everywhere!

43 posted on 06/07/2013 10:27:31 AM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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