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Why Do The Chinese Insist On Carrying Fridges On Their Backs??? [Copy link] 中文

Post time 2008-7-6 19:19:49 |Display all floors

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Post time 2008-7-6 21:44:46 |Display all floors
nothing wrong with the chinese mentality of not wasting food, or the way they eat every part of an animal (even if you wont see me doing it if you paid me!) But, just the way a lot of them do eat! Like pigs at a sty! Like animals! I've never seen anything like it, it's the closest you'll ever see humans at an almost animal level. It's like they go into a zone of some kind at eating time. And they encourage each other at the same time which never ceases to amuse me! "Quick! Hurry up! Eat more! Come on! Move it! Faster! Quicker!" Why? Do we all have to go to war in 5 minutes or something? What's the hurry? I know that dogs bolt their food quickly out of habit from when they were wild animals, before another dog got to it first? But what's the hurry China?

In the west, the dinner table is a relaxing time, to talk about your day, enjoy company, and eat at your own pace. in China, it's an exercise in how to reduce a human being to a dog bolting their food. You don't talk about anything, you only open your mouth to encourage other people to eat faster!

In my opinion, this is one of the most stupid and ridiculous aspects of Chinese culture. Whether it developed gradually over 1000's of years, whether it was brought about by the great leap forwards and the millions who starved to death as a result of a certain leader's blind stupidity and selfishness, or whatever the reason, it's stupid, and to a westerner it's one of their most undeveloped aspects of their society.

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Post time 2008-7-6 22:11:49 |Display all floors
Originally posted by middleway at 2008-7-6 22:44
nothing wrong with the chinese mentality of not wasting food, or the way they eat every part of an animal (even if you wont see me doing it if you paid me!) But, just the way a lot of them do eat!  ...



Huh, what a biased opinion. I have had the pleasure to attend many dinners in China and have yet to experience one where people ate like pigs. If you didn't enjoy your dinner it could well have been for two reasons:

a/ you have been in the wrong company or
b/ lack of communication


In both cases you were perhaps part of the problem and shouldn't point your fingers on others. What your statement really reveals is your lack of inter cultural competences.

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Post time 2008-7-6 22:33:59 |Display all floors

Japanese dispose one-fourth of available food(Asianewsnet)

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Japanese dispose one-fourth of available food(Asianewsnet)
Updated: 2008-07-03 16:38
The Japanese import a large quantity of food from all over the world, but waste much of it.

According to an estimate by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry, households and companies waste about 19 million tonnes of food per year. Of that, about 6 million tonnes is edible.

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The latter figure is about 1.6 times the annual food consumption of the west African country of Mali, one of the world's poorest countries.

According to statistics from the Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry and the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry, each person in the country consumes an average of 2,548 kilocalories per day, including wasted foodstuffs. Actual caloric intake, therefore, averages 1,891 kilocalories.

Japanese dispose of one-fourth of available foods.

Though the country is known to have some of the world's best energy-saving technologies such as hybrid cars, energy efficiency for food is surprisingly low.

The Yomiuri Shimbun ran a five-day series of articles starting June 19 reporting on relevant numerical data. At the Yomiuri, we believe wasting food is just as problematic as wasting oil.

We received many responses from readers, many of them supporting the articles.

Japan is not the only country where there is a deep-seated habit of overconsumption and wastage of food.

Estimates by international organisations show that in the United States, about US$48 billion worth of perishable food is wasted annually.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and other concerned entities have proposed to member countries that the quantity of wasted foodstuffs should be halved by 2025.

In other parts of the world, such large-scale waste is unacceptable.

Increasing demand for biofuels for developed countries and demand for food emerging industrialised countries have caused grain prices to skyrocket.

This means that already rich countries and rapidly growing nations are beginning to scramble for limited food resources. Poor countries have been driven out of the race and are unable to buy enough food. As a result, serious food shortages and food-shortage-related violence has occurred in some countries.

Though oil can be replaced by other energy sources such as nuclear power and solar power generation, food cannot be replaced.

In addition, farmland in many emerging economic nations are being transformed into industrial sites at a surprisingly fast pace. If farmland acreage continues to decline, and demand for food continues to increase at the current pace, food shortages will surely worsen.

Partly due to an increase in the world's population, food prices through 2017 are predicted to rise by 20 per cent to 80 per cent compared with the past decade.

It might be possible to live without electricity, but nobody can live without food. If the scramble to obtain food intensifies, it will be impossible to maintain peace in the world.

The Yomiuri Shimbun article series described an experiment in which food canned 25 years ago was eaten by reporters.

Although the canned food tasted terrible, it did not harm the participants' health.

Two of the five reports who participated in the experiment said they would not dispose of a can of food made 13 years ago.

Human beings invented an excellent method to store food more than 200 years ago. Even if expiration dates have passed, I wish people would check foods with their tongues and noses before disposing of them.

It is possible that in poor countries, people may kill each other scrambling for a single can of food.

The international community is united in its promotion of energy-saving measures to combat global warming. But wasteage of foods in large quantities has not been made a global issue.

Leaders of wealthy countries who will soon gather at the Group of Eight summit in Toyakocho, Hokkaido, would be advised to discuss this issue.

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Post time 2008-7-6 23:18:48 |Display all floors
middleway,

don't shamelessly talk about Chinese table manners.  Don't forget fast food restaurant is invented in the West.  How many drive-thru junk food restaurants you have?

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Post time 2008-7-7 00:38:16 |Display all floors

Food storage with electricity/light bulb

Food storage with electricity/light bulb

You can turn on that light by opening the door, have a look inside, what have we stored in this refrigerator the most we can carry but doesn't this limit our trips to the store doesn't this limit the exercise we get by going to the store for provisions.

The canned goods "revolution stocked the shelves " of the ordinary home and then came the ice box making it easier to have more food to rot in the average home it also made people fat just by turning on that light as we peer inside.  The packages that are inside this box are full of delight and yet for some reason we practicaly keep this refrigerator right by our side.

A little exercise please should be posted under the light in every box and please don't waste this food should be right next to the first message but instead we have the light which is connected perhaps to our craving of food, glorious food.  

A suggestion is to put the "fridge in another room in the house" other than the kitchen, get a little thought  going of just how much we want or need to eat and go get it putting a little exercixe ahead of cooking or eating.

Eating right out of the "fridge" has become the message of tv jingles like "ready when you are" food that is quick advertised to you within reach of the refrigerator door, the electric light that comes on and all that glorious food.  A way has to found to bind the "old way" we cook/eat with the modern way we live.

It may all be working by suggestive reasoning the tv announces to head to the store or the fridge and the light comes on and the food packs on weight kind of like caught by the grip of something the only way to is to break all proximity with ingrediants tv, fridge and kitchen.

[ Last edited by broken_heart at 2008-7-7 12:40 AM ]

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