Four tons of produce were buried in Russia this week because they violated a ban on Ukrainian imports, despite a petition with 350,000 signatures calling for President Vladimir Putin to instead donate the contraband food to the poor, following last week’s seizure and destruction of European cheeses in accordance with Kremlin policy. What do you think?


“Impressive, but no matter how hard they try, Russia will never catch up to the U.S. in food waste.”

Forrest Burke • Well Surveyor

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“This kind of scandal could lower Putin’s approval numbers to the high 90s.”

Mac Davidoff • Book Packager

“I’m sure the poor understand the relative value of making a political statement versus having dinner.”

Tanya Abrams • Layman Translator