Saturday, August 15, 2009

Eat With Hands - Save The World

This is from Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman ...

In October 2005, I was visoiting Shanghai and came across a piece in the China Daily that caught my eye. It was a column proposing that the Chinese consider eating with their hands and abandon chopsticks. Why? Because. the columinist Zou Hanru wrote, "we no longer have abundant forest cover, our land is no longer that green, our water tables are depleting and our numbers are expanding faster than ever ... Chine itself uses 45 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks a year, 1.66 million cubic meters of timber" - millions of full-grown trees. ... In face of rising environmental pressures, he said, China must abandon disposable wooden chopsticks and move to reusable steel, aluminum, or fiber ones, "or better still, we can use our hands."

Like Indians, he should have added.

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2 comments:

Indian Pundit said...

Hey China

Learn from India.

Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

oh yes like Indian Pundit said.. learn from India.. :D

sometimes I enjoy eating with my hands.. :D

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