Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Flash...Brazilian BonBons

It never ceases to amaze me the variety of imported foods one can find here.Case in point these Brazilian sweets in the photo above.
During the week I read somewhere that Japan was the world's largest food importer and is reliant on five countries including the U.S,China and Australia for more than 70% of its farm imports.
I also found interesting that on one hand Japans "food mileage"(ie the amount of food transported times the transport distance) is about 5 times that of Britain and 3 times that of South Korea and of the U.S.
On the other hand according to a government white paper 19 million tons of food is thrown away each year as waste in Japan.Food for thought..

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