Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Food for thought on World Food Day 2013

Food for thought - Cat on the menu

A judgement or fatwa has been issued that will allow the Syrian hungry, or better said the starving, to eat varieties of meat normally forbidden to muslims on religious grounds.

Cats, dogs and donkeys are now on the menu in areas of Syria where food is scarce.

A spokesman from Doctors Without Borders commenting from Syria on my breakfast news this morning:-

"It is laughable that officials concerned with the inspection of chemical weapons are able to travel wherever they like but aid convoys and doctors are unable to do so." 

Laughable too is the situation at the other end of the spectrum, in the USA, where the ironically named Tea Party has an anti-healthcare reform agenda . . .

And then there's the UN's bizarre IAEA-WHO-pact; the radiation effects, not to mention the escalating financial costs, of the Fukushima disaster being glossed over in Japan . .

And the ever present hunger scandal that is Africa . . .

And . . . And . . . And . . .

It's no wonder so much of the world is hungry and sick.

Greed, ignorance, fear, poverty, and corruption are the main culprits.

I don't know what else to say.


  1. I fear it has always been thus Gwil, it is just that we hear about it more these days. The rich get rich and the poor get poorer - and the Syrian refugees languish in their camps and can never return home because there is no longer a home to go to.

  2. Thanks Pat. We seem to agree on a lot. There were 50 Syrian refugees drowned when the boat they were in capsized between Malta and Sicily. Not all that much on the news about it though. Maybe it was overshadowed by the other boat tragedy, the one from Africa going to Lampedusa, a couple of days earlier. So what are we doing. We are tripling the coastguard effort. Maybe we should start giving these folks a fair deal. History says we owe it to them.


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