My friend Heather from Massachusetts sent me this video about Japan’s production of square watermelon. What a waste. Growing the watermelon takes up water, nutrients, etc. that could otherwise go to growing actual consumable food. As much as 1/3 of the food produced in the world each year goes to waste. They grow these watermelon knowing full well they are not going to be eatable, so they instantly become part of that statistic. I get that they look cool, but do we really need to spend $100 to have a square inedible fruit conversation piece. I don’t get it.
Anyway, you all know how I feel about food waste. The average American family throws away nearly $1500 worth of groceries each year. I don’t know about you, but I would rather have that $1500 to, I don’t know, fly someplace new.
What do you think? Cool or wasteful?