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10-01-2012, 07:36 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, nearly one-third of all food is lost or wasted, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year. Meanwhile, about 860 million people in the world are malnourished.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012...eport.html

I didn't think it was that much. damned.gif
10-01-2012, 07:59 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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It's outrageous! sad2.gif

I think soon enough we'll have to rethink our wasteful ways. The least you can do is have a compost to dump your spoiled food in.
10-01-2012, 08:32 PM #3
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The middle class in Spain is already dumpster diving - and they promptly outlawed it. Times are getting bad, and as usual authorities respond by making a bad thing worse.

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10-01-2012, 08:36 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Well, a couple of dumpster divers here in Canada found boxes of wrapped chocolate bars (forgot $ value; but expensive) which hadn't yet expired. I know some companies throw out chocolate bars if the bars were exposed to extreme temperatures, as this turns the chocolate whitish, which they say consumers find undesireable; yet it is still edible.
10-02-2012, 06:47 PM #5
yankees skier
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I've read that Russia has enough farm land to feed the world, but their infrastructure is so bad, that they can't get the harvest from the farmland to storage.

Biere.
10-04-2012, 05:05 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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With food prices at their highest, you would think people would stop, think, and plan their weekly meals. I do and don't throw much food out - I cook lots, freeze it for later meals, or eat the extra/leftovers for lunch.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/...sfeed=true

10-04-2012, 05:20 PM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
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No doubt people throw out too much food. Restaurants are the worst, though. They throw out piles and piles of food daily and typically are not even allowed to give it to homeless shelters. It is suck a tragic waste. The worst of all is the food that sits in mounds or is not even grown so that our government can help farmers control to price of crops.


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Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
10-04-2012, 05:22 PM #8
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Hey Kreeper, why are they not allowed to give it to shelters or food banks? Is it already cooked food or raw veggies and the like?
10-04-2012, 05:27 PM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(10-04-2012, 05:22 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Hey Kreeper, why are they not allowed to give it to shelters or food banks? Is it already cooked food or raw veggies and the like?


Because the company bosses are afraid some softhearted people might be tempted to purposely cook too much food to feed the needy. Can't have people mucking with the bottom line.

The hospital where Scrappy worked in Wisconsin used to sent all of their leftovers to a local church to feed the needy and even they have quit doing it. And they consider themselves a charitable hospital...


Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
10-04-2012, 05:28 PM #10
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Let me clarify that:

They didn't "quit" sending the food. They still send it. However, they are sending a fraction of the quantities they used to send.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
10-04-2012, 05:45 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:

I’d like to hear what kind of liability your friend who owns the gourmet restaurant faces in donating the food..seriously. Just from a knowledge point of view. Maybe we can better understand the problems faced by restaurant owners in donating excess food.

http://www.greenecoservices.com/food-was...staurants/

Yes, liability would be a concern and transportation costs and safety of the food, to the food charity location.



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