Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tomato Fight Entertainment or Travesty?

According to the World Hunger Service 805 million people in the world are suffering from chronic undernourishment. 

Yesterday in Bunol, Spain, 22 thousand people threw 150 tons of tomatoes at each other.  Does anyone else find this a sham? 

Wondering if the starving people in Mauritania, Malawi, Zambia and Angola find this annual event amusing.  I dare say they would love to have buckets to catch tomatoes rich in vitamins A and C, folic acid, antioxidants and beta-carotene just to name a few benefits of this rich food source, instead of wasting it in a display of absurdness.

I have never found food fights to be entertaining or overeating contests amusing and enthralling.  Wasting food when there are so many starving people in the world seems to be degradation to the human condition.

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1 comment:

  1. I find waste of food to be a sin. For all the church talk about sin, our very real, and provable sins go unremarked upon.