Friday, May 30, 2008
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..
Posted by Tim at 8:56 AM