Saturday, November 28, 2009

Waste and the Waist

Here is a report that indicates that we Americans routinely waste 40% of our food - throwing 1,400 calories per person per day into the garbage!

And given our large portion sizes and flippant stewardship, I don't think it is a coincidence that we're noticing a, shall we say, increase in the American girth? Check out these articles: (HT: Gene Edward Veith): showing the evolution of the dinner plate and (HT: Lew Rockwell): how to have a longer life through fasting.

Though I ate all of my third-pound Angus Burger from Mc-You-Know-Who for lunch today (not throwing any of its 900,000 calories in the trash), maybe I should have brought most of it home in the box and eaten it over a few days. But hey, at least I had the Diet Coke.

"When you fast..."says our Blessed Lord. Where are the textual critics - with their wild-eyed claims (with no evidence needed) that the Church tampered with the texts - when you really need them?

Sigh.





5 comments:

+ Robert Wurst said...

We're one of a few (the only?) societies that has trash to take out at our soup kitchens and homeless dinners.

Even our "poor and hungry" throw their food away.

Theophilus said...

Father Hollywood:

You would not believe the amount of free food the poorest of the poor at the minority elementary "at risk" school where my wife worked threw into the trash can each day. Yes, they are clothed in the most expensive sports clothes and shoes.

Blessings!
Theophilus

Father Hollywood said...

Dear Robert and Theo:

I hear you! I'm afraid we're in for a paradigm shift, and it's going to be hard for all of us to make the adjustment.

Mike Keith said...

That burger looks really good. Just sayin'.

Joe said...

Barely related, google "luther burger"