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Global Food Shortages And G8 Menus

EDM number 1984 in 2007-08, proposed by Dai Davies on 08/07/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Food and International politics and government.

That this House notes that when the participants at the G8 Heads of Government summit in Hokkaido, Japan, on 8th July discussed global food shortages over dinner, the menu comprised corn-stuffed caviar, smoked salmon and sea urchin, pain surprise style, hot onion tart, winter lily bulb and summer savoury, a folding fan modelled tray decorated with bamboo grasses, including kelp-flavoured cold Kyoto beef shabu-shabu, asparagus dressed with sesame cream, iced fatty flesh of tuna fish, avocado and jellied soy sauce and Japanese herb shiso, boiled clam, tomato, shiso in jellied clear soup of clam, water shield and pickled conger dressed with vinegar soy sauce, boiled prawn with jellied tosazu vinegar, grilled eel rolled around burdock strip, sweet potato, fried and seasoned Goby with soy sauce and sugar, hairy Crab Kegani bisque soup, salt-grilled bighand thornyhead with vinegary water pepper sauce, milk-fed shiranuka lamb flavoured with aromatic herbs and mustard, roasted lamb and cèpes and black truffle with emulsion sauce of lamb's stock and pine seed oil, a special cheese selection, lavender honey and caramelised nuts, followed by a G8 fantasy dessert and coffee served with candied fruits and vegetables; further notes that the wine list comprised Le Reve grand cru champagne, Japanese saki, Corton Charlemagne 2005, Chateau Latour burgundy, Ridge California Monte Bello 1997 and Tokaji Essencia 1999 from Hungary; believes that such gastronomic extravagance was utterly inappropriate; and calls upon future G8 meetings to be organised taking into account the principles of resource sustainability.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Dai Davies08/07/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentProposed
Bob Russell08/07/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ronnie Campbell09/07/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock09/07/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn09/07/2008Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer10/07/2008KeighleyLabourSeconded
David Drew10/07/2008StroudLabourSigned
Lynne Jones14/07/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Robert Wareing14/07/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Martin Caton15/07/2008GowerLabourSigned
Eric Illsley16/07/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
John Leech16/07/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson17/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Hemming17/07/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell21/07/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Vincent Cable22/07/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson22/07/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell06/10/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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