Third World vs First World
Okay, have to do this dig because I happen to be in the world of the third variety: I'm hoping that a decent majority of participants in the forum are from the United States because good lord, you people know how to consume food.
I'm not talking in a personal sense here, I mean in general - the quantities served at restaurants... the denominations of weight and volume sold in supermarkets... Aside from the fact that I'm starting to think I should have posted this in the flame wars section, I have to ask: where the hell does it all come from and why on earth do you need so much? It's not like you have starving masses to feed - social welfare is pretty good over there (based on my recent visit to Chicago).
Before posting though, my recent visit did debunk the "All Americans are overweight stereotype" - which actually serves to raise another point - it follows logic that a large amount of this food must be going to waste. Justifications? Reasons? Responses? I'm literally on the edge of my seat in anticipation of a response. Okay, not literally.