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There should be a new Law against Throwing Food in the Trash Bin .. (Very Shocking Pictures)

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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 02:58 PM
reply to post by FreeFromTheHerd

your ignorant if you think thats what has to be done... all that people have to do is STOP THROWING FOOD IN THE GARBAGE. The rest will have a chain effect. Because people here buy so much it raises the price for food every where else. If you didn't throw out one piece of food thats one piece of food that you dont have to buy next time. That can go to someone else. The big key in this is getting supermarkets to not throw out food.

AND yes the grocerie stores should have to fit the bill for getting rid of their excess food. They are the ones who are buying all the food while other people can't have any simply because one mans "paper" is better than the others they are buying all the excess and throwing it in the garbage. If they are stopping people from eting by buying all this food then they should DEFINATLY take the bill for redistribution.

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 02:59 PM
I wish I had pictures of the waste here in Las Vegas. It's an insane amount of food. I deliver wine to casinos and get to see the side of Vegas they want to hide from tourists. The worst is the buffets. Most casinos have buffets along with multiple restraunts and room service. So multiply that times the amount of casinos, and your head will spin. That's not even factoring in all the "off strip" restraunts and grocery stores.

Now some of the major casinos send their "waste" to pig farms. These pigs eat like kings! While the huge homless population here scavenge for their meals. Also it is illegal to dumpster dive in the city of Las Vegas.

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:00 PM

Originally posted by leelo
reply to post by Ben81

I agree that this is sad and wrong. I worked in a restaurant a long time ago and we had to throw everything away at the end of the night. The same thing went in the military. I was a nutritionist and would sometimes work in the kitchen in the hospital. If the food was passed its "expiration" which is normally two days or if it has been reheated then we had to throw it out. Even if it was still edible. I believe it should have gone to homeless shelters or something. I remember when I was in elementary school in Florida the local Dunkin donuts would give the school the bagels that were left over at the end of the day and the school would hand them out at breakfast.

With that being said the last thing we need is another law telling us what we are allowed to throw out (with the exception of things like nuclear waste). Are lives are becoming more and more micro managed by the government everyday. I think it would be better to set up a system or program that would make it simple to for these restaurants and such to deliver or have the left over food picked up. Companies and business are more likely to do something good if there is an incentive, sad but true,

Then you should know that due to the laws already in place, you could not have given the food away if you wanted to. Lots of businesses want to but cannot. It is illegal to do so. They don't create the laws, but they have to follow them if they want to remain in business.

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:01 PM
reply to post by openeyeswideshut

I couldn't agree with you more. If you are innovative and TRY you can do miracles with little. I think the best recipes come from making do with what you got. Star for you!
P.s. I drink like 10 coffees and eat like 3 dishes a day that some dumbass had a problem with. It pisses me off to no end when someone makes a crap complaint about some insignificant issue with the good food I serve them. People think that because they are "going out" the can act like royalty and you be the servant to their dumbass needs.
I don't know. I can go into a 3 day long rant about the hospitality industry and this issue. I think I have to have a smoke. I got excited here.

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:01 PM
Wow, you guys just make it up as you go along. You don't even know who you are mad at or who to be mad at.

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:02 PM
reply to post by Chi-and-Me

I can only imagine.... Buffets are a huge waste. I stopped eating at them after I found out how much food the toss.

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:07 PM
reply to post by Blaine91555

I know exactly who i'm mad at... people who are food hoarders and people who throw food in the garbage.

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:12 PM
I worked at the Fresh Market in high school, and it was there I was first exposed to the severe waste of food in this country. The bakery department discarded at least 2 overflowing grocery carts of bread, cookies, and pies every single morning. The produce department also discarded at least 1 full grocery cart full of barely flawed produce of all kinds; they would discard an apple because it had a single tiny scratch, or an orange because of one slightly soft spot, a head of lettuce because it had one little brown or wilted area, and so on. On some days I saw up to 3 completely full produce carts thrown into the trash.

But here's the worst part; employees could not take advantage of this and take some of the food home, nor did the store allow charity organizations to pick the food up to give to people who needed it. Instead, it was all thrown into a trash compactor that had a cover on the outside of the store to prevent dumpster divers from taking advantage of the discarded food. Eventually I was fired from that job because I took photos of the carts full of produce and baked goods that were to be thrown away, and wrote an article that was published in the city newspaper. I was also threatened with a lawsuit, though they never went through with it.

That was 14 years ago, but from what I hear from current employees of the The Fresh Market, it has become even worse. It is now the standard model of the bakery department to expect to throw away at least 15% of everything that is produced. They call that percentage "acceptable product loss."

I also worked at Earth Fare during college, and though they were nowhere near as wasteful, there was still a huge amount of edible food that was thrown out. At that time, they did not compact their waste so dumpster divers could take advantage of it, but since then they have changed their policy and have installed compactors at each store that prevent people from rummaging through the waste.

My experience at The Fresh Market was a real eye opener for me, and was one of the first experiences I had in "waking up" so to speak. I have never wondered why so many people on this planet go hungry, and why we require so much effort and resources to feed ourselves. Its f**king sad, to say the least.
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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:18 PM
reply to post by Blaine91555

Correct! What has happened these businesses can not give out the waste food
and left overs..

Thanks, to all the frivalous lawsuits these restaraunts have to endure it just
is not worth it..

They give this food away, instead of someone going in and getting it out themselves,
*dumpster diving*,, if you will..

Someone gets sick* and it is linked to the restaraunt, well they can kiss themselves

No one is going to give this garbage food away because one lawsuit, or a series of them
at a big chain,

NO MORE BUSINESS. They will be sued out of existance..

Now people yelling and screaming about the waste, wanting to put MORE laws
on the book to make it illegal to throw this out??

This is assinine thinking, blame the lawmakers, the lawyers and greedy jerk offs
for this wasite..

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:20 PM
Our local food pantry doesn't throw out the expired cans. We simply give them to a local farmer who uses the stuff to feed pigs, poultry, etc.

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:21 PM

Originally posted by FreeFromTheHerd

Actually I already own a box truck, and I employ 8 people. I have neither the time, nor the inclination to use my resources to do anything about this issue.

Sorry to hear that you have the ability to be a part of the change but do not care enough to do anything. Oh well, we can get this done with out you.

I find it simply laughable that certain folks have the gall to demand that restaurant/grocery store owners do a certain something with their own property.

Laugh away, but you need to learn the difference between a demand and a request for their help. I am not sure what is so funny though about people being able to help and refusing to do so though. Frankly, I find that sad.

The food is the property of the person/company who purchased it. If they want to throw it away, that is their right. Some people believe otherwise, and want government to further infringe upon personal property rights. Now that is absolutely pathetic.

They have every right to throw it away. Does that make it right? People used to have every right to own slaves and people used to think that it was awful that some wanted the government to infringe upon their "property rights". Personally, I think it is a good thing that those people spoke up against an injustice... Imagine the kind of world we would live in today, otherwise...

Perhaps if people start speaking up more, and request help from those who can help,we wont have as many starving people in this world. But again, laugh all you want. The rest of us will just keep right on working to change things.

People whine about "billions living in famine". Well if those people wouldn't breed irresponsibly, and produce children they cannot adequately feed and care for, who is really to blame here?

Are you serious? This has nothing to do with breeding irresponsibly. Billions of people around the world are born into great families with lots of money and more than enough means to feed their kids...Believe it or not, sometimes things do happen. People lose jobs, people lose their house, get behind on bills and before they know it, they are hungry and living on the street.

It has nothing to do with who has sex and when. Indeed, who is really to blame? Personally, I point the finger at those who have the means to help but choose not to for their own greedy reasons.

I don't even have that much to give, but I still do, my friend.

I am being the change I wish to see...In the mean time, you just keep laughing....Me and everyone else will work to heal the world.

My offer still stands, should you ever change your mind and decide you want to help people.

Peace and love to you and yours.
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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:22 PM
An anonymous person once said:

There are hungry people in this world, not because we're incapable of feeding the poor, but because we're incapable of satiating the rich.

And THAT is the reason there is soooo much variety that people don't need, and it gets thrown out.

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:24 PM
I should really start a company that collects all this wasted food and turn it into compost.

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:24 PM
A number of years ago, early 1990's, I used to go dumpster diving behind the local KwikSave (now bankrupt), for free bread after martial arts training.

One evening, the manager and 2 workers came out and detained me, and called the police, demanding I got charged with theft. Fortunatly, I knew the laws here in the UK, specifically, once a person or company places produce in the trash, they are relinquishing all rights to it.

The officers had to check back with the station, and confirmed I was correct. I couldn't be charged with theft. So the store demanded I was charged with trespass, to which the officer informed them, was a civil not criminal issue. I was free to go.

The following week, after training, I went to check their dumpsters, and found a pair of huge padlocks on them. The "battleship" kind, as we call them here in the UK.

So some stores REALLY don't want you diving their dumpsters and recovering produce they are disposing of. Yes, I agree it should be a criminal waste.

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:26 PM
reply to post by Covertblack

I'm with you on that one

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:31 PM
The local shelter/ministry down the street recieves a trunk load of "old" bread and cakes and donuts and cookies daily from the local Publix grocery store. In fact, the shelter gets so much that they in fact have to throw some away.

They also get expired milk, which is still good for a few days after the date printed on the carton.

No meat and cheese though.

Your pictures do not make me angry nor sick. Many businesses, especially small, single unit locations, do give their extra (old) stuff away. A good thing!

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:36 PM
In this day and age we can get what we want, how much we want, when we want. That loaf of bread a little on the stale side? Just throw it in the bin and we can buy another. Oh these apples are a little too soft for my liking, oh well I will just have to buy some more these are inedible.

We are just a wasteful society. Heck you ever seen what they do to food that isn't the right size, shape, colour etc in the sorting factories? If a cucumber is a little bent then they don't sell it because it is 'undesirable'

I learnt to only buy a few days worth of stuff. That way I can be sure that I will eat what I have before any of it gets forgotten about at the back of the fridge and is just a waste.
Any veg that starts going bad I either make into a soup or feed it to the rabbits. Stale bread is good for breadcrumb recipes, just keep it frozen. Any teabags, egg shells etc can go into the compost and be used to feed any plants or herbs. Soft, bruised fruits can be made into healthy smoothies.

Everything can be used in some way or another

And how comes it is illegal to give away good edible food that has been thrown in the rubbish? That is just...bizarre.

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:38 PM

Originally posted by Covertblack
I should really start a company that collects all this wasted food and turn it into compost.

Now that is not a bad idea, although these places will charge
when they find out the for profit wage earnings.

Other then that going and collecting the food ones self and then giving it away,
well hope they have nothing that can be taken in a lawsuit when someone gets sick,
or have no plans in the future to have anything due to garnishments that will be put
on anything earned..

It is a legitimate concern but people can no be upset it is this greedy society's fault
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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:42 PM
reply to post by mrballistic

I was thinking though, if I had a separate bin for food stuffs it would free up space in their dumpster. Space in dumpster equals less times it has to be picked up. Which equals paying less for disposal charges. I know i'm thinking crazy but I think I could sell it somehow haha.

posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:50 PM
reply to post by Ben81

We should go ask the managers at the local grocery store
if they are not donating the food .. we say that from this day .. we will boycott their store

There are laws about donating food from such places; otherwise, most places would dontae their food. There was a couple in Florida recently that was prosecuted for feeding the homeless.
New laws aren't needed. Many current laws need to be repealed.

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