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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:20 PM

UK Activists Look To Use Wasted Food



AlJazeeraEnglish

Published on Feb 19, 2013

Supermarkets around the world insist on having the very best products on their shelves. So much so that they're willing to throw away perfectly edible food, because it doesn't fit their size and cosmetic standards.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Kent in the UK on how campaigners are trying to save that waste.


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DeSwiss Feb 2013 OP
NaturalHigh Feb 2013 #1
OffWithTheirHeads Feb 2013 #2
zeemike Feb 2013 #3
loudsue Feb 2013 #4
zeemike Feb 2013 #5

Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:24 PM

1. It's a shame that so much food is wasted.

A friend of mine, who raises cattle, used to buy Hostess and Rainbow bread that was being tossed out. He fed it to his cattle, and they did well on it. It was dirt cheap too.

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:39 PM

2. Google the 3,000 club.

It's a group of people in Arizona that does what they call food rescue. As I understand it, they gather up produce that was "not perfect enough" for supermarkets and each Saturday they set up locations throughout the state where for $10.00 you can pick up about 60# of produce. I went last Saturday and it was amazing! Here is a photo of my $10.00 box.



I have a couple of posts in the Arizona forum about this starting with streatching your food budget and another about my first experience with this group.

I can only hope that this idea spreads!

I'll tell you what, those peppers were certainally good enough for me!

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:34 PM

3. Can;t even see a blemish.

And in the store they would be at least a dollar each....and probably a lot fresher.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:07 AM

4. A red pepper in NC is $3.00 ($2.99)

That's a nice bunch of veggies!

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Response to loudsue (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:09 AM

5. Holly crap.

No wonder I don't buy them...but I love green peppers, and they are high enough.

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