Monday, July 7, 2008

As supermarket prices spiral Brown tells families: 'Stop wasting food'

It's not easy being Prime Minister. From the Daily Mail:

Gordon Brown called for prudence in the kitchen last night, telling us not to throw away so much food.

With prices soaring, he suggested we could save up to £8 a week by making our shopping go further....

...Mr Brown will also propose a new expert panel, similar to the International Panel on Climate Change, to examine longterm trends on food supply.

He will push other G8 leaders to move towards agreement on the 'Doha round' of world trade talks, which have been stalled for more than two years.

Mr Brown's message to Britons to do their bit by throwing less food away sits unhappily with the excesses world leaders will enjoy at the G8 summit, which is costing more than £280million.

Raw sea urchin or G8 pate?

Food is likely to be at the heart of the G8 summit when Mr Brown arrives with seven other world leaders.

Not least because they will have eight official dinners at the lakeside Windsor Hotel Toya in north Japan.

At the culinary helm is Katsuhiro Nakamura, a Michelinstarred chef, who has flown in a team of 50 helpers.

Many ingredients are expected to include the vegetables and seafood for which Hokkaido - the northernmost island of Japan - is renowned. Whether the leaders will be brave enough to try raw sea urchin - a famous Hokkaido dish --remains to be seen.

The chef has also created one international signature dish: the G8 pate. It contains a key ingredient from each of the eight nations - including black truffles from France, ham from Italy and mushrooms from Japan.

HT: Instapundit (9:19 PM, July 6) who commented:
Your world leaders address the food crisis!