Another moral reason for teetotalism

World hunger.

Chantal Martineau, writing in The Atlantic:

It takes 171 pounds of new potatoes to produce a single bottle of Karlsson’s Gold [and] 31 pounds of wheat for a bottle of Absolut.

That means a shot of vodka is distilled from enough foodmass to make a meal. Not a nutritious one, just potatoes or bread;  but still enough to keep someone alive.

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