Tuesday, October 22, 2013

1.3 Billion Tons of Food

Two articles in the newspaper appeared on the same day - on the same page - on the same column. One was about wasted food. It stated that 1.3 Billion Tons of food is wasted each year. The second was about how Governor Chris Christie signed a bill allowing sick children greater access to medical marijuana.

I never indulged in pot use. I was a straitlaced kid who never slept around, used drugs or got drunk with other teens. I was too busy learning how to make my own cookie dough ice cream to bother with all that, so I can only go by what others have experienced but I understand that marijuana use gives people the munchies. The two articles got me to thinking:

If less 'food' was manufactured, wouldn't it be true that less 'real' food would go to waste?

What do you think?

Jane~

5 comments:

Karen said...

Yes!!! 1000 times yes. Spot on, Jane

FredT said...

If it is manufactured, is it food?

How is that waste measured?

I need to grow a ton of potatoes to get a 1000 pounds of contract 3-4's. Is that other 1000 pounds waste?

Anonymous said...

Oddly enough, pot-smokers have a lower BMI then the general population. I think the munchies are a myth. At least they are, for me.

PJ Geek said...

Ha! I laughed when I read this and had a couple of different thoughts. I was a 'good girl' too between binges of Hershey Kisses and "FIRE" flavored Jolly Ranchers. I 'invented' 'rice krispie treat' cereal back in 1970 by tearing up big marshmallows and plopping it in rice krispie cereal. I checked and the Kellogs cereal came out in the 90's. I was on to something.

The whole food industry thrives on our wasting food...at the expense of our future. I have a big issue with waste. Think of all of the packaging that we waste-either with products we use or don't use. Each box of cereal with it's inner bag of cereal and after a few bowls it's trash. Sorry , I went on a rant.

Jane Cartelli said...

Anonymous - the pot smokers I know are all well above a healthy body size with the exception of the ones who are also alcoholics. But again, I am talking about addicts, not someone who smokes a joint less often than the moon is full.

PJ - as the inventor of Rice krispie cereal, you have a lot to answer for!