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