Friday Buffet

It’s heartening to see Congress fight hunger and obesity while supporting local foods (even if it’s sad that it took them this long). All good news, right? Well…

About half of the $4.5 billion cost is financed by a cut in food stamps starting in several years.

In your best Jon Stewart voice: Wha-wha-what?!? So we’re making sure students eat better in school by ensuring that they eat worse at home?

…Mr. Obama tamped down concern by telling Democrats he would work with them to find other ways to pay for the bill, before the cuts in food stamps take effect.

OK, that’s cool…if he’s still in office.

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Composting is a fabulous way to handle the food waste that can’t be avoided, but I’m not sure I’d brag about having this much to compost:

The Whole Foods Store in Alpharetta, Georgia, disposes of over one thousand pounds of cuttings and food waste every day.

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Food waste is on the radar in Canada. Well, at least tackled the topic.

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And speaking of Canada, I thought my interview on the CBC’s Q (on Dec. 1) was among the best radio discussions on the topic I’ve experienced thus far. [Here’s the mp3 if that’s better]

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