posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 07:25 PM
There is a constructive thing people could push for and I've never understood why not.
Walmart handles groceries now as much as anything, making them one of the largest produce/meat/dry goods warehousing systems in the world. That system
gets *A LOT* of rejected loads, every day.
Some are legitimately bad and need trashed for cause in health concerns. (broken containers, dated produce..whatever) MOST I ever saw, were not. They
were rejected for appearance or shelf appeal as often as anything else, so truckers take it to a local food bank or cut rate, junk produce shed for
pennies on the dollar to just get it off the truck and insurance papers filed for those it applies to.
That's A LOT of food.
More than most would want to consider, come in 5-10 case amounts up to a couple dozen ..and as often as not in small amounts like that, find their way
into dumpsters rather than the day or sometimes more in hassle it can be to return ship, say, 24 cases of Baby Formula or Kool-Aid. Small amount to
truckers and shippers .... A BIG amount to normal people it could help. Receivers like Walmart could simply be required to take the product which
isn't a health issue for processing back to it's own people, if putting it on a shelf isn't desirable for whatever reason.
Walmart also isn't, by far, the only national distribution and store system playing about the same games, the same way. They're just the biggest by
retail exposure and impact with their brand attached. Sysco Foods runs an incredibly large network of supply, as another where rejected food could
help a great many.
* It's just a thought for something which people could pressure and push for. Letters to Congressmen with a real idea like that aren't a bad thought
in an election year like is coming, either. The politics of it alone could see something done.
edit on 18-11-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: Edited last lines