#1 Trader Joe's dumpsters are full of fresh, nutritious food07-30-2011, 11:40 PM
Wow, these super geniuses, these intellectuals, can't figure out
why stores have to throw out food...
Liberal_in_LA (1000+ posts) Sat Jul-30-11 04:15 PM
Original message Trader Joe's dumpsters are full of fresh, nutritious food
A new documentary about food waste could dampen grocery chain Trader Joe’s crunchy image.
"Dive" illustrates the waste of wholesome food by following a group of “Dumpster divers,” people who mine trash bins for usable products. In the film, the divers are not homeless or even particularly poor; they just don't like to see good food go to waste, and they like to get stuff for free.
“In the United States, even our trash cans are filled with food; you just have to go get it,” director Jeremy Seifert says during the film’s opening sequence.
The “freegan” divers – Seifert, his wife, Jennifer, and a bunch of their friends – discover large quantities of fresh meat, vegetables and fruit in bins behind a couple of Trader Joe’s stores in the Los Angeles area. Seifert is appalled that so much food that is not spoiled and not past its freshness date is being discarded.
But Seifert says the target of his film is wastefulness, not Trader Joe’s.
These super duper (in their own minds) brain surgeons can be dum as bricks when they want to be...:DMay the FORCE be with you!
07-31-2011, 12:36 AM
The Mike Judge series, The Goode Family, gave Freeganomics the treatment that it deserved.
07-31-2011, 11:24 AM
07-31-2011, 01:53 PM
07-31-2011, 04:27 PM
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I work in a school kitchen, and we throw out good food everyday. It's not for lack of wanting to give it to food shelters, it's because of all the Health Dept. regulations that make it impossible for business to do it. So the very agency that so over regulates "food" also keeps business from sharing it with those who need it.
07-31-2011, 05:37 PM
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Publix says they give their day old bread to missions, but it's packaged food that is not out of date. In San Francisco's Castro and Haight neighborhoods, restaurant diners often leave doggie bags on designated half-walls for the homeless (or anyone else) to finish off. It's not the most sanitary system, but eating out of dumpsters would be several rungs down the sanitation ladder from that.
We have freegans around here in Hippieville, quasit homeless types mostly, who take canned and packaged foods out of the dumpster behind the out-of-date and scratch and dent store.
07-31-2011, 07:13 PM
When NYC banned transfats, guess what happened to foods with transfats that were donated to shelters and pantries: Yep, dumped in the trash, because the homeless can't possibly eat anything with transfats. We all know how health-conscious the average homeless person is. They only imbibe free-range crack or crystal meth, for example.
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