Friday, March 16, 2007

When is rubbish food?

When you want to make a point. Read here.

It seems that something that is inedible is classed as a food when it supports the case for how wasteful we are as a society. The headline reads 'Homes 'dumping a third of food'. The story then goes on to say 'Half of it is inedible items, such as teabags.'. It's inedible but still classed as food. What is our Food Standard Agency up to?

Then there is the information about how much it costs. '15p of each £1 spent on food is wasted' But that appears to make the assumption that all food is priced the same. So a 50p cucumber a third eaten and a £10 roast a third eaten would work out OK if that is all you bought but who is it that wastes a big chunk of a roast. It is usually the cheaper stuff that is used to fill the plates up, bread, veg etc.

There is even the obligatory carbon message. 'one-fifth of our carbon emissions are related to the production, processing, transport and storage of food.' Thus 15% of that is 3%. So they are saying 3% of our carbon emissions are wasted. Plus that makes some massive assumptions. The main one being that food waste is across the generators of the carbon equally. As before i find food waste is bread, veg, etc. all the inexpensive local stuff really. So as it's not been flown in from Swaziland or wherever it's carbon footprint is much less. The prawns or exotic fruit I get from abroad don't tend to get wasted so much because they are more expensive and we like them a lot which is why we pay the premium. Of course that does not help our tax loving and/or people hating friends so they will ignore it.

Lies, damn lies, and statistics. Got to love it.

Must be a hidden agenda somewhere. I wonder what it is?


At 8:16 pm, Blogger james higham said...

The agenda is to p--= us off totally and to push us around for their own crimes against humanity.

At 5:46 pm, Blogger james higham said...

Bag, Blogfocus is up.


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