posted on May, 9 2008 @ 12:13 PM
reply to post by centurion1211
Centurion, your title was extremely misleading.
That only surveyed 0.04% of the English population. They cannot speak for England as a whole.
Saying all Brits throw away 1/3 of food is just plain sensationalism and misrepresentation. How do you know how the rest of Britain eats and what they
Eating habits vary greatly from region to region. Britain is a highly decentralized nation, if they had bothered to survey some of the more rural
areas & townships they would have found the complete opposite.
Btw, America is not one to talk for wasting resources.
You guys have 5% of the world's population yet you consume 26% of all the total energy generated, while developing nations consume a meager 30%.
The US Citizen consumes 9 times more electricity than the rest of the world, while 3 billion people don't even have power.
You emit more C02 than anyone else and you refuse to even do something about it.
You need to prioritize your grievances here.
I think Global Warming and pollution related illnesses are a far bigger concern than British people throwing out their food.
Don't bring up that "holier-than-thou" attitude and make America look like a shining example of efficiency when it's anything but...
Maybe it would do Americans some good to throw out some food once in a while too, could really help cut down on that obesity epidemic eh?
[edit on 9/5/08 by The Godfather of Conspira]