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Frightful waste of a good food resource


Has anyone given thought to the frightful amount of pumpkins going to waste every year purely for decoration and for a festival that has horror themes to promote?

In a time when austerity and food banks are the subject of society’s political concerns, and when other developing countries hardly have enough crops to feed their populace, surely it is a disgrace for our farmers to devote so much energy, land and expertise into growing pumpkins for the sole purpose of Hallowe’en. Some people may try to make pumpkin soup or a pumpkin pie, but most are made into ‘Jack-o’lanterns’ then discarded. Surely this is a sign of a decadent society.

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