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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

We're Here To Solve The Food Crisis And Eat Lots Of Food

I'll let the irony of this picture set in while you read this:

Just two days ago, Gordon Brown was urging us all to stop wasting food and combat rising prices and a global shortage of provisions.

But yesterday the Prime Minister and other world leaders sat down to an 18-course gastronomic extravaganza at a G8 summit in Japan, which is focusing on the food crisis.

The dinner, and a six-course lunch, at the summit of leading industrialised nations on the island of Hokkaido, included delicacies such as caviar, milkfed lamb, sea urchin and tuna, with champagne and wines flown in from Europe and the U.S.

More at Mail Online Worl news.

Oh, and the wives got in on the 18-course action.

It has no longer become shocking, amazing, or even unpredictable that those that gather to allegedly help the world in some way can't see through their hypocrisy.

But, one has to ask the question: Does the meal the G8 leaders shared have anything to do with the food crisis? Well, not in literal terms. But the image of these people gathered around this opulantly adorned table of food, fine dinerware, possibly a nice wine or two, makes them look like the embodiment of hypocrisy. And, perhaps they are.

It is far easier to 'talk' about the food crisis if you are a person that has but to ask for a sandwich and you get one within moments. It is a much more daunting task than they likely realize.

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