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Half of all food 'thrown away' claims report

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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 06:05 AM
This does not need to exist

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 06:06 AM
Let's not just waste it..let's throw a party to celebrate wasting it.
Flippin' disgusting.

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 06:10 AM
nuff said.

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 06:10 AM
What my wife and I do to avoid wasting so much is we prepare a menu for all meals and snacks for a week BEFORE going to the grocery store. We find that we not only waste a lot less, but we save $$ too.

We used to walk around the store saying this would be good, that would be nice, and it would cost 300-400$ a week (no kidding) and now we are between 200- 250. Not too bad for 3 kids, 2 adults and a daycare of 5 during the week.

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 06:12 AM

Originally posted by WhereIsTheBatman
This does not need to exist

Especially where the crops are being EXPORTED to our western world.

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 06:28 AM
Another thing thats always said to me in Britain is "you hate your country"

Thats how they pervert things, I have no beef with anyone, no man or religion,

The establishments have laws discriminating against me not the other way round,

So the next time you hear Catholics hate Britain' the truth is They Hate US.

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 06:52 AM
This isnt true in my house, we only make small meals and what we dont eat the dog gets.

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 06:57 AM

Originally posted by CranialSponge
Probably enough to feed the hungry of the world.

Sad, isn't it ?

There's no doubt about it, we are a spoiled society and have to come expect top quality for everything.

My mother worked in the Safeway meat department for years... did you know that they die the meat bright red to make it look more appetizing to the customers ? Fresh meat actually has a slight brownish tinge to it, but people assume it should be a bright blood red.

Thanks for the thread, we need to be reminded every now and then that our perception of the world around us is very skewed indeed.

Then again for example if you get that food for example to Africa, they get even more kids/bigger population > more mouths, more problems. .
So just giving food won't solve much, perhaps things get even worse.

But sure western civilization is destructive, just see all that plastic we use for example and inkt printing the nice packages so it sells better.

And often our trash ends up in poor places like Africa and in the oceans.
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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 08:34 AM
Heard on the radio that the average UK household throws out £480 worth of food each year.

That may sound as though it means, "I bought this, don't really want the bin"..

What it could actually mean is the total of food left over from a meal that was not eaten, plus the above.

One way thatI have cut down on what I buy and eat is to buy a big 25 kilo sack of rice, stick it all in a container and that'smy meals mixed with a bit of meat and veg for the next two to three months..

A sack of rice that size costs me approx £25. and can last up to three months. There is a shop in toen that sells buck packs of meat. I like chicken so I'mgetting approx 20 chicken breasts for about £18.

One chicken breast and a bowl of rice...slap in some peppers, onions, peas..maybe a bit of smoked bacon.. that's my meals sorted..
Anhyleftover rice in the cooking pot can be fried up the next day.. so chicken fried rice for dinner tomorrow..

My point being, for us as families and individuals, we have to think a little differently, change what we eat a bit more and the supermarkets will soon feel this crunch.. They may even change their habbits.

There was one person on the radio who was saying that farmers are selling lamb/pig at a £30, each animal, to the supermarkets.. I've heard similar tales with fruit and veg.

Why have these supermarket chains got such a hold over the farmers? Do we really need all this waste and 'rip-off' practices in order to get cheap disposable food from the supermarkets?

Buy local, buy fresh.. boycott the big boys.

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 09:36 AM
There is no waste here, we have these newfangled contraptions called fridges, we put the stuff that doesn't get eaten at mealtime in them to be eaten at a later time. We call it leftovers.

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 10:38 AM
The trouble is we all take food for granted. We all eat what we want then throw the remainder of it. Im as guilty as anyone for cooking oversized portions and binning the rest. Food manufacturers don't help though with there to small portions,. So you end up buying the next size up whats to big!. And guess where the unwanted bit goes!

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 10:53 AM
reply to post by TheDoctor46

Taking food for granted would completely depend on where you are in the world..

You could be in one of the many places where one meal could be simply a small bowl of rice.. If you're lucky.

Many other people spend days at a time hunting for their food.. living off the land/sea whilst they hunt.

To these people food may be the only lifeline they have in order to live a life. We in the West must seem like own the planet with all our variety and choice and convenience.. But let's not forget that much of our food comes from the places that all the others spend days hunting. we've just got bigger machine to rape the planet with.

Everyone else has got a small boat or set of blow darts... for example..

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 10:59 AM
Oh I do most fervently agree with this.It kills me to waste food but then again I was raised in a "nuclear family" you eat what's on your plate,"kids are starving in China" was the mantra.I just always thought it was decadent to waste such important and valuable resources,and still do.Of course that didn't stop me from refusing to eat things like liver.

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 11:11 AM
reply to post by cavtrooper7

Oh no...the dreaded L word..


Which made me think of other places that could be big culprits regards waste..

Take aways (you know the type..after a night down the pub.. kebab..)
Care homes spend thousands a week feeding the elderly in their care.. and a lot does go to waste.

I'm sure we could find a few more ...

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 11:15 AM
It's shocking stuff. I'm sure we are all guilty of being wasteful, but this goes much further than that. As a consumer I don't care what my fruit and veg looks like. As long as its fresh. We throw food away that is not asthetically pleasing to the customers eye, which is madness. Again with use by dates. Food is good enough to eat despite its use by date, yet we throw away tonnes of perfectly edible food.

There a things we can all do, including the supermarkets, producers and growers.

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 11:46 AM
reply to post by Extralien

Just take a look at the food wasted at Vegas Casinos.......disgusting indeed.....

I guess it is at least being used to raise hogs, but wow....

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 11:48 AM
reply to post by woodwardjnr

As long as it's fresh?

Irradiated Foods: How Does YOUR Colon Feel?

Food is packed in nitrogen to remove oxygen gas. This prevents bacteria from growing

Artificial food preservatives, food colors and flavor enhancers, many of these can be dangerous chemicals added to our food and are known to be linked to Hyperactivity, Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD), Asthma, Cancer and other medical conditions.

But before food gets anywhere near those processes we have to think about what's going on at the farms.. Both natural and synthetic pesticides are used depending on produce being grown.

One of my favorite foods in the world has to be a freshly picked apple. Whether I am eating a juicy, red Gala apple, or a green, tart Granny Smith apple, my taste buds explode with the goodness of each bite. ,"Do organic foods have pesticides?" The answer is yes, but these pesticides come from natural sources, such as certain types of plants, and they do not use synthetic pesticides. Organic farmers also tend to spray less pesticides on their produce than other farmers, and the pesticides are less dangerous for the environment. Also, if a product is certified organic, it has to abide by the national standards.

insect repellent has the pesticide DEET in it.

and let's not forget the attempt5s at making food look better or fresh..

An edible coating is a thin layer that is applied on the surface of a fruit or vegetables which is consumed together with the fruit. Edible coatings are considered to be safe for human consumption. Therefore, these coatings are expected to be consumed together with the fruits. The same way the sausages are consumed with their casing.

However, it should be noted that there could be unscrupulous producers who would coat apples with petroleum-based waxes. The type of waxes applied on fruits are supposed to enforced by the state. For example, in USA, Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) oversees all the waxes that are supposed to be used. Whereas Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBs ) is the responsible body in Kenya.
Someone has already mentioned in a previous post about what they do to meat..

I also recall a story from when I was at school as how bananas are picked when they're still green and put on the ships bound for the UK. during this journey, they begin to yellow and only then are they off to the shops.. (how true that is I cannot confirm..) But, it took me a holiday to find out that bananas are not truly ripe until they start to go black.. that's when they are at theor sweetest..

But who in this country would buy/sell black bananas.

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 12:40 PM
The corporations are most likely to blame. They have that 'If we don't get paid for it, nobody gets it' mentality. Kind of like that woman who was fired from Burger King for drinking the expired coffee, it was going to go down the drain anyways, but they still fired her just out of spite because they didn't get anything for it.

Perhaps governments are to blame too? It might be like a mild form of eugenics. If you're not strong/smart enough to fend for yourself then go starve to death so only the smart and fit can populate the planet.

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 12:49 PM
reply to post by Xaphan

Which brings us to the idea of 'cornering the market'..

Many of us can no longer go out and hunt for our food.. Everywhere is covered in roads or supermarkets and factories etc.. we've destroyed the environment we used to have.

We cannot just go and cut a tree down and carve it into a boat.. even if we did, the sea is overfished these days..

So we're stuck.. stuck in a 9-5 job that we spent umpteen years of our lives studying to get into at school/university.
Stuck in an eceonomy that relies on us going to a job that has been invented and created by TPTB in order to support everything that surrounds us.. I fear for the future of mankind if this is all that we have to look forward to.

I envy those who have so very little, but can cut a tree down and spend their days fishing in crystal clear waters whilst the sun shines and drinking coconut milk.. love it.. miss it too..

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 01:28 PM
reply to post by Extralien

Well your post is pretty much spot on and I agree 100%.

It's a disgusting state of affairs it really is.

Personally I think in the west we're just incredibly greedy and selfish people.

It's all money money money for these corporations.

Some people are so poor all they have is money....

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