Friday Buffet

Here’s a wasted food first: linking to a sermon. This post from The Middletown Eye has an engaging sermon that touches on excess food and the Food Not Bombs controversy in Middletown, Conn.

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Norcal Waste Systems is now Recology. Cool site, but we’d prefer more composting.

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Swine flu fears lead to slaughter of Egyptian hogs. Wait I thought pork was OK to eat? Plus, who’s going to eat the Egyptian food scraps now? Religion, public health and refuse merge into one heck of a story here

Can this be true?

An estimated quarter of a million people in Cairo, primarily poor Christians, make their living from garbage collecting and raising pigs in city slums.

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I just learned that soul food abhors waste. Hey, so do I! Maybe that’s why I love soul food…

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I thought you should know that they just broke ground on the Wilmington (Del.) Organic Recycling Center. When completed, it will be the biggest composting facility on the East Coast.

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Finally, this item sums up how much of a consumer culture American civilization is (was?).



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  1. janes'_kid
    Posted May 8, 2009 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Almost, if not in fact, off topic.

    A question about units.

    Consider; “106,000 aluminum cans Americans toss every 30 seconds, or the 1 million plastic cups distributed on US airline flights every 6 hours, or the 2 million plastic beverage bottles we run through every 5 minutes, … ”

    Why 30 seconds, 6 hours, 5 minutes?

    Is this linguistic style?
    Is converting to a single unit less effective?

  2. Posted May 8, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Hmm…Beats me. I think using a single unit would be a bit more effective, but I have another complaint: I’d prefer some visual aids, rather than a bunch of digits. For example, Americans toss enough aluminum cans every 3.4 seconds to fill the Grand Canyon.*

    * Not a real statistic.

  3. Posted May 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been wracking my brain what you buy you as a baby present, and now I know:


    You can stack diapers on the bottom and wipes up top. Just think how handy it would be if you had twins!

    Katy Wolk-Stanley

  4. Posted May 9, 2009 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Hey, that’s not a bad idea! It is getting a bit crowded on the changing table…but not THAT crowded.

  5. Posted May 9, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    THAT is priceless! (the pizza butler) It reminds me of a catalog we receive called “Home Trends” that lists everything you never knew you needed, and some of them are really funny. I put it in the category of a banana tree.

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