If You Don't Eat Your Meat, You Can't Have Any Pudding!

"How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?"

Pink Floyd? Nah, it's British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, whose government has "declared war on food waste." Really.

Seems those wastrels in Old Blighty are wasting some "4.1 million tonnes" of food a year, according to the article. I'm not sure how much those "tonnes" weigh, but I think it's different from American tons. Interestingly, the wasted food wasn't referenced in kilograms. I guess that whole metric thing hasn't completely taken hold in the U.K., either.

Anyway, apparently the British government has nothing better to do than hector its people about the amount of food they throw out. "Go on, cut off the moldy bit and eat that bread!" "Just slice off the brown part of the apple and eat the rest!" "That's perfectly good toad-in-the-hole! Eat it!"

Here in America, of course, we would just tell them our equivalent of "sod off!" Americans don't like being told what to do by government busybodies. Which is why we threw all of that tea in the harbor and so forth.