Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Who's hungry?

Hunger is a serious problem in America. And the recent economic malaise has not helped. This is shameful considering we produce an astounding amount of the world's food. Did you know for instance that 60% of the rice consumed in the US is for direct food, another 20% goes for processed food; and the rest goes into the production of beer.

It's also embarrassing when you consider the US government subsidizes farms not to grow food.

When you think of our incredibly fertile land, our obscene wealth and our amazing capacity to package, market and distribute products, there isn't a reason in the world why one American child should go to bed on an empty stomach.

Someone ought to explain that to Stuffy McGutstuffer (pictured above), the man leading the charge against domestic hunger.

Maybe the next time he goes to a restaurant he could order a split plate and drop the remaining shrimp poppers, bacon and cheddar potato skins, and the last third of his corn-fed porterhouse steak at the local shelter?

Actually, if Mr. I-Broke-My-Lap-Band were to give up half of what he ate on a regular basis, it would be a small step in the right direction.

Correction, a big step.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Never trust anyone with a puppet chin.