Wednesday, July 9, 2008

This food crisis is delicious

Let's face it. Even if you're part of a summit on the global food crisis, you've still got to eat. So what's the big deal that the world leaders had a six-course lunch, followed by an eight-course dinner?

Do you expect them to starve?

Here's a nice moment in the story:

The Prime Minister was served 24 different dishes during his first day at the summit – just hours after urging the world to reduce the "unnecessary demand" for food and calling on British families to cut back on their wasteful use of food.

And this:

The dinner consisted of 18 dishes in eight courses including caviar, smoked salmon, Kyoto beef and a "G8 fantasy dessert."

For some, just getting to eat lunch and dinner in the same day is a fantasy. Maybe in the coming months we'll have a global summit on energy and the leaders can show up in motor homes towing Hummers.