“Americans Toss Out As Much As 40% Of Their Food”

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from Los Angeles Times): “Americans are throwing out nearly every other bite of food, wasting up to 40% of the country’s supply each year – a mass of uneaten provisions worth $165 billion, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. …

“Food waste is the largest single portion of solid waste cramming American landfills. Since the 1970s, the amount of uneaten fare that is dumped has jumped 50%. The average American trashes 10 times as much food as a consumer in Southeast Asia, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.”

My Comment: If we felt “like one family,” as the current global crisis explains, hunger would be eliminated without increasing the production of food; absolutely unnecessary goods (70% of production), military spending, harmful drugs, etc. would disappear. It the Americans launched a campaign of mutual help within the country, they would have shown an example to all the countries of how without spending a penny from the national treasury to make everyone well fed and then “like-minded,” and so on.

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