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G8 Leaders Gotta Eat Too, Right?

This is morbidly humorous...

From DailyMail UK:

World leaders enjoy 18-course banquet as they discuss how to solve global food crisis!

Just two days ago, Gordon Brown was urging us all to stop wasting food and combat rising prices and a global shortage of provisions.

But yesterday the Prime Minister and other world leaders sat down to an 18-course gastronomic extravaganza at a G8 summit in Japan, which is focusing on the food crisis.

The dinner, and a six-course lunch, at the summit of leading industrialised nations on the island of Hokkaido, included delicacies such as caviar, milkfed lamb, sea urchin and tuna, with champagne and wines flown in from Europe and the U.S.!

But the extravagance of the menus drew disapproval from critics who thought it hypocritical to produce such a lavish meal when world food supplies are under threat.

Read the entire article here and see the menu below: DailyMail UK - G8 Food Summit.

The food menu (click for an enlarged view):


  1. Anonymous said...

    Definitely a bad idea! This is so typical of the privileged set. They can host their fundraisers and high level summits until the cows come home. They just don’t get it! And little gluttonous display speaks volumes…

    - P

  2. UK Black Chick aka Wendy said...

    I hope they ate every last morsel!

    Gordon's been criticising the British public for throwing away too much food and has suggested supermarkets stop doing special offers - like buy one, get one free - because he thinks they encourage us to buy food we don't need.

    If only he were to lead by example... Who knows, maybe they all took home doggie bags and now have freezers full of G8 leftovers!

    Gordan had better have, at any rate!

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