If you don't already read The Automatic Earth ... you should.
But if you're saying the what Earth?, check out this great video, which was put together by one of their readers using the audio of an interview with Stoneleigh (one of the writers behind The Automatic Earth) and images that Stoneleigh and Illargi (the other half of the writing duo) use at the beginning of each of their posts.
It's a great video introduction to their message, which is hard-hitting, right-between-the-eyes, but still laced with the hope that enough people will hear and make the necessary changes so that the images depicted in the pictures they add to the beginning of each of their posts taken from the 1930's FSA photography project will not be repeated.
And on a different note, we had a food loss today. A significant loss, due to complacency.
My comment, when I realized that significant amount of food was trash, was that our refrigerator is too much like a bee-suit, which Deus Ex Machina has chosen not to wear. Like a bee-suit, the refrigerator gives us a false sense of security when it comes to food preservation. We put things in there, and then, we don't use them up quickly enough, and they go bad. Most of us never think twice about it, but we should. Food waste is awful, and in a lower energy world, where food becomes more scarce when the on-demand food system grinds to a halt, that stuff we threw away today, would likely, have represented full bellies for the next two days.
To me, it's just one more reason to lose the refrigerator so that we are forced to be more careful with our food, because as long as we have the ability to believe that our food will stay "fresh" for longer, it's too easy to fall into that trap of not thinking about it ... and the temptation to eat out instead of cooking the food in the refrigerator is too great.
If we didn't have a refrigerator, we'd have eaten the food the day we got it, instead of waiting a week, allowing it to spoil and end up in the trash.
What a waste!