Monday, 11 February 2008


The Sustainable Development Commission criticises the big supermarkets for chucking millions of tonnes of food away rather than bother to mark it down. We're all a bunch of lardy, wasteful bastards, by all accounts. Now there's a surprise. We seem to be shipping the poor world's staples over here to turn them into stuff we don't even want.

On a separate but equally irritating note - we are being asked by the Guardian to rejoice that the Ethiopians are using their agricultural land and water to grow flowers for the love-struck of Europe. It generates foreign exchange. After all, food doesn't grow on trees...!

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