Says the New York Times: there are people starving in Sub-Saharan Africa, and throwing food away causes Global Warming, too.
Americans waste an astounding amount of food â€” an estimated 27 percent of the food available for consumption, according to a government study â€” and it happens at the supermarket, in restaurants and cafeterias and in your very own kitchen. It works out to about a pound of food every day for every American. …
The numbers seem all the more staggering now, given the cost of groceries and the emerging food crisis abroad.
After President Bush said recently that Indiaâ€™s burgeoning middle class was helping to push up food prices by demanding better food, officials in India complained that not only do Americans eat too much â€” if they slimmed down to the weight of middle-class Indians, said one, â€œmany people in sub-Saharan Africa would find food on their plateâ€ â€” but they also throw out too much food.
And consider this: the rotting food that ends up in landfills produces methane, a major source of greenhouse gases.
Lots of luck, NY Times pinkos, Americans know that charitable garbage donation begins at home.