Prime Minister Gordon Brown says we should all, "Stop wasting food" in order to reduce food waste and help combat rising food prices. Sensible advice. The problem of rising food prices and shortages are set to dominate this weeks G8 Meeting in Japan. And bravo to them, lets hope they get somewhere. Doubt it though. Well meaning statements of intent will be issued through stern voices. Plans will be announced and not followed through on. They will slap each others backs and convince themselves it was a job well done.
And all this whilst the hungry get hungrier and the fat get fatter.
The fat get fatter?
Oh yes they certainly do....
Here is the dinner menu for the G8 piggies...(From the Guardian's food blog Word of Mouth)
Smoked salmon and sea urchin "pain surprise" style
Winter lily bulb and summer savoury
Kelp-flavoured cold kyoto beef shabu-shabu, asparagus dressed with sesame cream
Diced fatty flesh of tuna fish, avocado and jellied soy sauce and Japanese herb "shiso"
Boiled clam, tomato, Japanese herb "shiso" in jellied clear soup of clam
Water shield and pickled conger dressed with vinegar soy sauce
Boiled prawn with jellied tosazu-vinegar
Grilled eel rolled around burdock strip
Fried and seasoned Goby with soy sauce and sugar
Hairy Crab "Kegani" bisque soup
Salt-grilled bighand thornyhead with vinegary water pepper sauce
Milk fed lamb from "shiranuka" flavoured with aromatic herbs and mustard
Roasted lamb and cepes and black truffle with emulsion sauce of lamb's stock and pine seed oil
Special cheese selection.
What the fuck people? That really is just taking the piss. Do you think any of them for a moment consider the hypocrisy of this? Whilst the rest of us tuck into yesterdays left overs Brown, Bush, Sarkozy et al will be chowing down on some stuffed caviar and boiled prawns. Now, world leaders are just as entitled as the rest of us to eat well and splurge every so often but is it wise to do so when they are meant to be sorting out the very serious problems of the world food crisis?
I think fucking not.
"Yes George we really need to stimulate food production in Africa......pass me the caviar?"
"There you go Gordie ol pall. You're so right gotta help them folks...have you tried the eel?"
Pigs with their noses in the trough, albeit a very well filled and probably golden trough. I'd like to be there whilst Brown eats his. I'd be there with my faithful stabbing fork at the ready. I'd make the bloated fucker finish every last little bit under threat of a bloody good fork stabbing.
Trough munching hypocrites......