Letters to the West

seven years in Tibet-in-Exile (and counting …)

US food waste is worth more $$ than offshore drilling

New Scientist, 28 July 2010

“More energy is wasted in the perfectly edible food discarded by people in the US each year than is available in oil and gas reserves off the nation’s coastlines.”

See the photo of good and delicious food being scraped into garbage! I know this is true. I grew up in the U.S., and i am back there now. It is … amazing and disgusting. Oh, and by the way, i have never seen so many fat, and sad-faced, people in my life. Was it like this when i left 10 years ago, and i just didn’t notice?

The home where i am staying in the U.S. is one of the few places in the whole country, that eats, or uses (compost, chickens), all of the food they get.


Written by walker

2 August 2010 at 6:14 pm

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