05-28-08, 08:32 PM #181
05-28-08, 11:11 PM #182
05-29-08, 05:27 AM #183
05-29-08, 05:44 AM #184
This situation was exemplified by last week's announcement by the Tesco supermarket chain of record profits of over £1 billion—the equivalent of £2.7million a day—at a time when around 20 percent of the UK population are suffering food poverty.
Britain's food retailing is the most concentrated in Europe, with the top five supermarket chains—Asda, Morrison, Safeway, Sainsbury and Tesco—controlling 70 percent of all food purchased. This trade was valued at £76.78 billion in 2000
In the UK to buy say 4 apples and 4 oranges will cost anything from £2.50-£5.00 ($5-10), for the same price you can buy....
1-2kilo bag of oven chips..
4 tins of baked beans..
loaf of bread..
bottle of soda..and feed 4 kids
There was a programme last year looking at why healthy food was more expensive all across the board...one of the leading supermarket names said 'it was an incentive for people to get healthy........
Also as around 20% are suffering food poverty this is where the obesity is mainly coming from.
And yes, Japanese food is very healthy. But many Chinese simply hate the Japanese and therefore anything Japanese is terrible and evil. To these people eating sushi is like being a monster. (Yet chicken feet and fish heads are somehow okay). Those who do eat sushi will justify it by saying "well, but I eat Chinese sushi... it's totally different."
No, it's not.
Last edited by Pinocchio's Hoof; 05-29-08 at 01:30 PM.
05-29-08, 10:30 PM #185
05-29-08, 10:52 PM #186
You haters make it sound like all Americans are the exact same person. They are all clones. No individuals or differentiation whatsoever amongst 250 million people.
I suggest you get off your Lazyboy or crawl out of whatever cave you live in and go meet some Americans.
05-29-08, 11:08 PM #187
05-29-08, 11:09 PM #188
Actually 303 million as of 2008. N.B: I was saying that to the guy before you, Roman
It is usually just ignorant people who are envious of America say things that generalize the entire American population.
05-29-08, 11:12 PM #189
To be fair, a lot of Americans really suck.
No, really, Americans are terrible people without perspective on how fucking great they have it. I feel bad for my countrymen.
05-29-08, 11:14 PM #190
The grass always seems greener on the other side. (Canada is an exception)
05-29-08, 11:21 PM #191
But... wait, what? I am on the side... I'm on the American side. My passport is blue and will get my head sawed off in some backwards oil rich nation.
To be fair, some Americans don't suck. But like anywhere else, the majority of people are average and lame. It's straightforward statistics. Idiocy is distributed normally.
05-29-08, 11:22 PM #192
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