Wednesday, July 9, 2008

"18-Course Gastronomic Extravaganza "

This irony rivals David Vitter and Larry Craig re-introducing the Marriage Protection Amendment to the Constitution:

The menu at the global food crisis summit in Hokkaido, Japan included "caviar, milkfed lamb, sea urchin and tuna, with champagne and wines flown in from Europe and the U.S."

I had to check Snopes, it sounded so unbelievable. But it's true, our world leaders met to discuss world hunger over an 18 course meal. The menu included a working lunch with two different wines and dinner with six. I too get my best ideas for ending world hunger after a couple glasses of vino.

Says Dominic Nutt, of the charity Save the Children:

"If the G8 wants to betray the hopes of a generation of children, it is going the right way about it."


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