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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Friday, October 02, 2015

The Moral Challenge of Food Waste

from Mike Poteet at Ministry Matters:
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Eulogy for a hamburger

The burger I ate was the best: thick, juicy, and huge. Restraining my impulse to gobble it whole, I saved some to eat later. But I didn't remember it until a week later. It was at the back of the fridge, soggy and smelly. "Darn, I loved that burger!" I declared-- hoping, I guess, my eulogy for the burger might absolve me of guilt as I tossed it into the trash.

That half-eaten burger was a small contribution to an American crisis. Researchers estimate that the United States wastes 30 to 40 percent of its food supply. Some of that food, like my burger, we eat only part or none of before tossing; some never even reaches consumers. But it all confronts us with economic, environmental and ethical challenges.
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The entire post can be read here.

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