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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-16-10 08:02 PM
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19. that's why we don't eat out
except if we have to, like being social sometimes. I've heard of people who take the food that's thrown out, I love that!!

Meanwhile 40,000 people starve to death each day.. not many are Americans of course :)
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  -A rarely discussed issue - TONS of discarded food by restaurants and grocery stores Dover  Mar-16-10 05:41 PM   #0 
  - Whoa, hey Dover. :) Awesome post, will try to find the PBS show.  joshcryer   Mar-16-10 05:42 PM   #1 
  - I thought it was still legal to donate food that isn't eaten to  Cleita   Mar-16-10 05:46 PM   #2 
  - Exactly! It makes NO sense!  Dover   Mar-16-10 05:51 PM   #3 
  - A lot of groups have pushed for by-state legislation to allow food to be shared.  joshcryer   Mar-16-10 05:52 PM   #4 
  - Protect them from lawsuits and they might do it.  donco6   Mar-16-10 05:53 PM   #5 
  - How about lobbying for change at the local and federal level?  Dover   Mar-16-10 06:01 PM   #6 
  - Some call soup kitchens to pick the stuff up  Warpy   Mar-16-10 06:15 PM   #7 
  - I furnished a few apartments in my early twenties with castoffs I found in the  Cleita   Mar-16-10 06:31 PM   #9 
  - Consumer capitalism is built on waste, requires waste, plans for waste. nt  bemildred   Mar-16-10 06:17 PM   #8 
  - I often wondered if there would be enterprise in mining our land fills for  Cleita   Mar-16-10 06:32 PM   #10 
     - Not enough profit.  bemildred   Mar-16-10 06:43 PM   #11 
     - Our landfill does that with some materials. It gives away 'glass mulch' for instance,  Dover   Mar-16-10 06:50 PM   #13 
        - I thought maybe it would be a way for people to start cooperatives,  Cleita   Mar-16-10 07:18 PM   #14 
  - Could grocery stores or restaurants create their OWN soup kitchens?  Dover   Mar-16-10 06:44 PM   #12 
  - At the very least it should be composted  XemaSab   Mar-16-10 07:28 PM   #15 
  - Not to mention the amount of food tossed out by households  FreeState   Mar-16-10 07:35 PM   #16 
  - we don't do that here in chicago  mopinko   Mar-16-10 07:38 PM   #17 
  - YES! YES! YES! Thanks for that link. That's what I'm talking about...  Dover   Mar-16-10 08:38 PM   #21 
     - they are great, and they have a lot of support.  mopinko   Mar-16-10 09:28 PM   #22 
  - Feeding America - Second Harvest  OKIsItJustMe   Mar-16-10 07:48 PM   #18 
  - that's why we don't eat out  stuntcat   Mar-16-10 08:02 PM   #19 
     - Whenever, I eat out, not very often, but when I have to with family, it's  Cleita   Mar-16-10 08:34 PM   #20 

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