WHY???

The BBC’s Country File last night contained a segment on the very same subject, as it impacts UK agriculture. The basic problem seems to be that the production and distribution of food is skewed to satisfy our addiction to eating and drinking outside of the home. It illustrates how the lifestyles adopted in recent times by people of all but the poorest classes in Western democracies is damaging not just to the environment but to the poor and hungry – even those within the same nations.

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hungry41 million people in the United States alone do not have enough food to eat.  That’s more than 12% of the population in a nation that sells itself as a “great” country, and where some people have billions of dollars sitting in offshore accounts and investment portfolios that are doing nothing for anyone.  Worldwide, although enough food is produced to feed the world’s population, some 820 million people go hungry each day.  That’s 1 in 9, or approximately 11% of the people in the world.

Think about those numbers for just a minute … and now consider this from an article in the New York Times

In Wisconsin and Ohio, farmers are dumping thousands of gallons of fresh milk into lagoons and manure pits. An Idaho farmer has dug huge ditches to bury 1 million pounds of onions. And in South Florida, a region that supplies much of the…

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