The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Food Wasted

Feb 4, 2013

Of all the fruit, vegetables, meat and grain that human beings produce worldwide, up to 50 percent may be thrown away.

According to a report by the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers, “Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not,” much of the world’s food goes to waste.

In poorer countries, food is destroyed due to spoilage caused by infrastructure problems with storage and shipping. In wealthier countries, only “blemish free” food is put before consumers and then sold at top price. The rest rots on the vine or is tossed in the trash!

So it is not a shortage of food in the world that causes just under a billion people to starve while food prices continue to skyrocket.

It is the current economic system which squanders resources for profit that is to blame. Capitalism–not food–should be thrown out!