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Let's think with our heads instead of our stomachs

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22.12.2016

Whatever your ethnicity or the language you speak, whether left, right, tall or stupid, there is one thing we all share: the need to eat. Food is a vital resource only edged off top spot by water. You can sleep on the floor, survive with no roof, do without sex (tell me about it!) or never see another Barça match, but if you do not ingest nutrients within a certain limited time (40 days is about the maximum, I think) it is game over as an individual and a species.

Which makes our blasé attitude to food all the more unforgiveable. We have just come through a festive period in which food plays a key role, when we stuff ourselves with edible luxuries until we literally can't get any more into our stomachs. Obesity, and its attendant problems like (avoidable) Type 2 Diabetes, is running rampage through our society, and is a direct consequence of the overconsumption of processed foods. Yet, one of the most far-reaching consequences of us taking food for granted is the thousands of kilos of perfectly edible products that are wasted every day.

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