@norikawa @dankwraith we already produce enough food for 10 billion of the 7 billion people actually alive, meaning globally we're throwing away about 30% of our food while 30+ million people die per year due to capitalist inefficiency.
The capitalist system stares at starvation and says that it is better those people die than any alternative.
@interneteh @norikawa @dankwraith we'd likely grow less food if the food system was built around need and use value. Grow more healthy food (e.g. reduce the corn/wheat slightly for more vegetables), or some of that land for other purposes (e.g. parks, or carbon sequestering forests, or just wilderness). We are just so fucking bad at distribution.
@norikawa @dankwraith the amount that gets thrown out bc it's not pretty enough is extremely wild also; there's people who spend parts of their days just sorting out fruit and veg into categories of like, "can be sold in a supermarket vs should either be pureed or thrown out or something bc it's ugly"
but just deciding "hmm no this is too ugly to be seen" is a super weird approach to a planet
that's what i meant
you're right in that stuff just being thrown away is way way worse
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