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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, 20 2012 @ 08:15 AM
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whoa whoa whoa!

Don't go calling out the companies themselves, its required by the FDA that certain foods can only be kept so long, although they are still good, its just regulation. When i worked in food industries, some food was required to be changed every few hours, and that wasted us lots of money if we didn't sell as much of a product we expected to sell those few hours, so they are not making money off throwing out food, if you want to throw blame, blame the government regulations.




posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:21 AM
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These places do donate food that has not gone bad or out of date. However if of course you donate food to a food bank and it gets someone sick you are facing major lawsuits. Thats the reward you get for helping. So companies have strict standards on what can and can not be sent. Also they donate food and cat litter to local pet shelters pretty much under the same rules. So greed does play a role however, in this case its not the greed of companies but, the greed of people who they try to help that would that help to get a quick payoff.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:22 AM
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I agree it is a waste but it is not your property and the company can do with what they want. Next.....

I have to laugh at people who think that your trash is their property. I have seen much more than this for example a company once buried all of their equpiment in a big pit to dispose of it after the job was completed.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by SoymilkAlaska

Originally posted by Ben81







WHY?

I just thought of something else.

What if some toxic cleaning agent got spilled on some of that bread and that was the reason that it was thrown away?
I would be wary of eating food from a dumpster, and I couldn't blame a store for trying to prevent people from doing any dumpster-diving. That would be asking for a lawsuit.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:41 AM
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Ya, the waste in the US is horrible and then they claim that they cant feed the poor due to lack of resources...its a crime upon itself. With all the methods used to preserve food these days...sanitation this and health code that....doesnt mean the food is bad, it just means they are unwilling to find a way to reuse day old bread.


twits they are, the lot of em.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:44 AM
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At one point in time food at the end of the day was donated to food banks and other places. However, there were several people that got sick from the food, and there were a number of lawsuits against the company that donated the food. Those lawsuits can add up to millions of dollars, and most companies aren't going to dare risk that. I don't blame them either.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:45 AM
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Originally posted by GrandHeretic
Ya, the waste in the US is horrible and then they claim that they cant feed the poor due to lack of resources...its a crime upon itself. With all the methods used to preserve food these days...sanitation this and health code that....doesnt mean the food is bad, it just means they are unwilling to find a way to reuse day old bread.


twits they are, the lot of em.


They say Las Vegas is the biggest waster of food
saw a documentary once about huge trash bin full of food
from hotels, bars and chic resto

It is more SinCity then Las Vegas the way i see it



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:47 AM
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Originally posted by Auricom


I asked, "why doesn't the company donate this to the needy?" when I was told, "we just don't have the time, plus if they get sick from our donated food it'd make us look bad". Honestly, what a load of bull. Stores should be FORCED to donate the food to the needy when they no longer have the chance to sell it. Like over weekends when things get rotated out. No need in throwing away perfectly good food items! It's idiotic! I have a friend back home in the states who lives out of Wal-Mart's trash bin. He eats like a movie star! Steaks whenever he wants!


Not a big fan of freedom are you?

The food is the property of the store. If they want to throw it away, that is their choice. You want to forcibly tell someone what to do with their own property?

Some restaurants will throw a harmful chemical on the food they throw away, because if someone takes it, eats it, and gets sick for whatever reason, that restaurant is liable for any damages from it.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:48 AM
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Ya, the waste in the US is horrible and then they claim that they cant feed the poor due to lack of resources...its a crime upon itself.

I can't argue that there is waste.

Now what I am about to say is purely anecdotal, but my experience from watching those shoppers in the grocery checkout line that pay with the EBT (foodstamps) card..... they are not skinny, undernourished people.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:48 AM
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Originally posted by Ben81


They say Las Vegas is the biggest waster of food
saw a documentary once about huge trash bin full of food
from hotels, bars and chic resto

It is more SinCity then Las Vegas the way i see it


Actually most of the major casinos donate their food waste to a pig farm located in North Las Vegas. The farmer has it made, free food for his hogs!



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:51 AM
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Originally posted by Ben81

Originally posted by GrandHeretic
Ya, the waste in the US is horrible and then they claim that they cant feed the poor due to lack of resources...its a crime upon itself. With all the methods used to preserve food these days...sanitation this and health code that....doesnt mean the food is bad, it just means they are unwilling to find a way to reuse day old bread.


twits they are, the lot of em.


They say Las Vegas is the biggest waster of food
saw a documentary once about huge trash bin full of food
from hotels, bars and chic resto

It is more SinCity then Las Vegas the way i see it
I saw an episode of 'Dirty Jobs' where Mike Rowe was working at a farm that fed food waste from Las Vegas from restaurants and casinos to pigs.

I am not sure if the farm had to pay for the food or not, but it was not being totally wasted.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by FreeFromTheHerd

Originally posted by Ben81


They say Las Vegas is the biggest waster of food
saw a documentary once about huge trash bin full of food
from hotels, bars and chic resto

It is more SinCity then Las Vegas the way i see it


Actually most of the major casinos donate their food waste to a pig farm located in North Las Vegas. The farmer has it made, free food for his hogs!


Yes a huge truck take all the waste for the pig
you probably saw dirty jobs to


i support the concept
but im sure many will throw good food for the pigs
before even considering giving it to people in need or homeless

(Edited the op with a second picture)
edit on 6/20/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:55 AM
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Sorry Ben, but anything that starts with "There should be a new Law..." cannot be a good idea.

We do NOT need any new laws, period! New laws only serve to further restrict liberties, and impact law-abiding citizens, while those that ignore the laws will continue to ignore the laws.

Sure, we waste a lot of food, but trying to package and ship that food somewhere is logistically expensive, difficult, and often unrewarding because the food would spoil anyway.

If some group wants to collect up money and attempt it, then great, I hope they have success, and I hope the businesses will partner with them, but to create a new law requiring struggling businesses to comply with yet another regulation and expense is outrageous. It will just destroy more little entrepreneurs, and it won't help anybody.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 09:00 AM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
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Sorry Ben, but anything that starts with "There should be a new Law..." cannot be a good idea.

We do NOT need any new laws, period! New laws only serve to further restrict liberties, and impact law-abiding citizens, while those that ignore the laws will continue to ignore the laws.

Sure, we waste a lot of food, but trying to package and ship that food somewhere is logistically expensive, difficult, and often unrewarding because the food would spoil anyway.

If some group wants to collect up money and attempt it, then great, I hope they have success, and I hope the businesses will partner with them, but to create a new law requiring struggling businesses to comply with yet another regulation and expense is outrageous. It will just destroy more little entrepreneurs, and it won't help anybody.


Or basic comon sense rule ?
sorry but people today only learn when they can be finned

It should be the 11th commandement
and im not exagerating .. you know me



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 09:03 AM
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I was hinting more to the middle class, too rich to qualify for food stamps or welfare, but too poor to afford a decent meal on their table.....I dont really care about the hood rats....they deserve obesity provided by their government.

Its the hard working middle class that pays most of the taxes and has to suffer the most. All because most of them are self suffcient and would rather work than be on the dole.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 09:04 AM
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Instead of fining them, why not start a non-profit that partners with the larger restaurants, and arranges pickup of left over food every day, then freeze-packs, or preserves that food in some central warehouse and distributes it to shelters, or ships it overseas?

It is a wonderful endeavor, it would save the restaurants money, and give them bragging rights for helping a good cause, and there are surely plenty of philanthropists that would donate to the cause. Maybe some of those starving people would even take jobs helping your factories, warehouses, and distribution outlets. You might create a whole new industry and help people that are looking for help in multiple ways! You'll help the restaurants be more green, and save them some money, and you'll feed the hungry, and you'll employ the unemployed, and you'll teach skills and give references to those that need skills and references.

No need for a law, just need a good visionary and leader to make it happen on its own.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 09:06 AM
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I lived in Vegas, and you could smell that farm from miles away.

Rainy windy days were especially nasty if you were anywhere within the vicinity of that farm.

The guy has been there for decades, and within the past 10 years, big subdivisions have popped up in that area and all of the moron homeowners tried demanding the farm be relocated. He basically gave them a giant middle finger and rightfully so.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 09:08 AM
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Sadly you probably would have have a new law stating that places that donate food can't be sued. The first time someone got sick, or chipped a tooth, or anything they'd sue the place that donated, and probably win big.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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Yep, that is a major reason why places do not donate. Once the food is out of their control, they can't guarantee it is safe, but if someone gets sick it falls back on them. McDonald's won't even let bums dig through their trash for old food. There is too much liability.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Ben81
 


Instead of fining them, why not start a non-profit that partners with the larger restaurants, and arranges pickup of left over food every day, then freeze-packs, or preserves that food in some central warehouse and distributes it to shelters, or ships it overseas?

It is a wonderful endeavor, it would save the restaurants money, and give them bragging rights for helping a good cause, and there are surely plenty of philanthropists that would donate to the cause. Maybe some of those starving people would even take jobs helping your factories, warehouses, and distribution outlets. You might create a whole new industry and help people that are looking for help in multiple ways! You'll help the restaurants be more green, and save them some money, and you'll feed the hungry, and you'll employ the unemployed, and you'll teach skills and give references to those that need skills and references.

No need for a law, just need a good visionary and leader to make it happen on its own.


The new law i was talking about would include the government paying a compagny
that would collect all food from local store and restos when its time to close
that idea would certainly encourage owners to take the initiative themself
if there is a rumor of such law ..

the regulations are to strick in the first place .. some of them really need to change

I think many policians would agree to create such laws (good PR stunt)
so good food is not wasted in such mass quantity






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