It's No Wonder We're Overweight
July 28, 2005

I used to think "food fights" were the epitome of excess. I mean, if we have enough food to throw at each other, surely we can give to those who need it. I have since changed my stance on "food fights."

I hereby give the "Epitome of Excess" award to the "International Federation of Competitive Eating" (IFOCE). How completely wasteful and disgusting. Shameful.

Posted by Ambra at July 28, 2005 3:43 AM in Culture
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I agree with this sentiment. I've always thought this was a travesty given the dearth of food in other parts of the world.

Ditto. I often wonder if there's somebody starving somewhere who see this and then an urban legend begins: They have so much food in America that they have contests to see who can eat the most, the throw it at each other, they play in it... those lucky Americans.

I just can't say that I'm very bothered by this. The resources wasted by the average NASCAR event are much, much more significant, and also probably look far more extravagent to the rest of the world. Heck, there were probably more resources used up in fuel costs for transportation to the BlogHer conference.

Besides, any place that has a television and can watch competitive eating likely has enough food at times to be able to participate in similar events at their discretion. Not to mention that the sport is dominated by non-Americans.

Aw man, you missed your chance!
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