Starvation, Food Wastage and Thailand
Year 2011 – Galaxy: The Milky Way. System: The Solar System. Planet: Earth.
In Somalia there are 500,000 Human Beings facing death due to starvation right now…
A maximum of 200,000 people died as a result of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
In America, it has been calculated that $100 Billion dollars worth of food gets wasted every year. (This is not a dig at America, only a quick reference that I was able to “Google”.) I don’t even want to add a figure onto this for the rest of the world.
Let’s put this into context:
1. The total population of Somalia is roughly 10,200,000.
2. A Big Mac in the States costs approximately $3.80.
3. US$100 Billion will buy you 26,3 Billion Big Macs.
This is enough, to supply everyone in Somalia with a Big Mac, every single day, for 7 years!
In Somalia 500,000 Human Beings face death due to starvation right now….
Draw whatever conclusions you want to….
All I can say is that we are lucky-fucking-fish.
Here is an interesting site on the matter Wastedfood.com
Here is an interesting article .
Not to disrespect any of the above and to lighten the mood a little:
A friend of mine Dale, the same friend from Cooking, Snoring and Self Defense fame, asked me to include this:
And while we are about it, I might as well include: