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Mon Jul 20, 2015, 11:30 AM

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Food Waste

Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we donít eat.

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Reply Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Food Waste (Original post)
Alittleliberal Jul 2015 OP
Renew Deal Jul 2015 #1
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jul 2015 #2
pansypoo53219 Jul 2015 #3
panfluteman Jul 2015 #4
Duppers Jul 2015 #5


Response to Alittleliberal (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 11:37 AM

2. I feel like going to one of those places where you're supposed to write a little message about how

you've made a change to stop wasting food and write things like

I've made the '5 second rule' the '5 minute rule'

or

I dumpster dive my own garbage can.


I know it's a serious topic, but it's just ripe for making people feel smug about tiny things.

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Response to Alittleliberal (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 01:52 PM

3. since leftovers went to die in the freezer, tho my mom was eating mystery containers.

but we trash very little food. + we will get ugly stuff at farmers market. one year apples were hit by hail storms. but for cooking anyways. leftovers are the best things.

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Response to Alittleliberal (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 03:24 PM

4. I suppose there's a lot of wasted food over here in Romania as well...

It's summer now, and just the other day, I ate some chicken that smelled a little funny when I cut it up to cook it - probably started spoiling in the hot weather we've been having here lately. Anyway, I started getting sick and having symptoms of digestive distress, but luckily I had some good herbal remedies on hand to deal with it. After taking them and eating extremely lightly for dinner, I was able to get over it - just had a couple of loose and stinky bowel movements the next morning.

Anyway - I wonder if the Bernie Sanders campaign has looked into better facilitation of food donations as a way of ending hunger in the US. Someone should definitely make that recommendation to them. Definitely, I think that all developed nations probably have a large food waste problem.

After treating their own bodies as trashcans by eating a lot of questionable junk food that they probably shouldn't eat, Americans add insult to injury by then throwing a lot more food away - which may even be of better quality than a lot of the crap they wind up eating, ironically. And then the landfills happily fart away with a whole $#*+load of methane, which puts a real hefty spike into global warming. And the whole cosmic wheel comes full circle.

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Response to Alittleliberal (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 10:07 AM

5. Shameful the amounts of food Americans throw away

3 nights ago I was in a 7-11 at 4am and saw the clerk trashing dozens of pastries. I asked if I could have a stale donut and to my surprise he gave me one!



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