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Gingersnap
06-03-2008, 12:24 PM
UN food chief roasts 'overfed' West

3/06/2008 9:51:00 PM.

UN food agency chief Jacques Diouf said today that billions of dollars are being wasted on feeding obese people in the West while millions starve around the world.

"No one understands ... how over-consumption by obese people in the world costs 20 billion dollars each year," the head of the Food and Agriculture Organisation told an international summit on the food price crisis.

On top of this, he added, there are "100 billion dollars in indirect costs resulting from premature deaths and associated diseases."

Someone needs to explain this one to me. I'm not really pro-porker but I don't see how fewer fat Westerners translates into more or cheaper food for people elsewhere. If grain consumption dips because nobody is buying Doritos, the farmers will just grow something people will eat. They won't ship the extra to the third world for free.

Live News (http://www.livenews.com.au/Articles/2008/06/03/UN_food_chief_roasts_overfed_West)

biccat
06-03-2008, 12:41 PM
The UN is a socialist organization. They believe that if exactly enough food is produced, then everyone will be able to eat around the world. They forget that this was the theory that led to bread lines and starvation in the Soviet Union.

noonwitch
06-03-2008, 12:49 PM
The UN is a socialist organization. They believe that if exactly enough food is produced, then everyone will be able to eat around the world. They forget that this was the theory that led to bread lines and starvation in the Soviet Union.


Like socialists feel about money, they think that more food cannot be produced to meet the growing world population. Programs like Heifer, INT are good charities because they give farm animals, and they teach the beneficiaries how to farm the land.

What happened to the UN? They used to be such a good organization-UNICEF really did help a lot of people in the world, in it's heyday.

megimoo
06-03-2008, 12:52 PM
And this is the world wide organisation that can't keep its employees from gang raping teenagers in Africa and now they are lecturing us on our alledged obesity .Come_on, I have seen in my travels over_weight people in every country I have visited from Egypt to every country in Europe ,Japan,Australia and Hong Kong.

The UN is becoming a bunch of third world whiners as heads of Various UN bureaus constantly bleating about how big and greedy America is and how we should make ourselves small and weak and give the excess to the UN to make their bureaucrats rich,fat and happy !

They and the Eu's sole function in life is to bring America down to a low level so as to enable them to set up a world power with their own military forces and all world resources at their disposal !