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Finding Food in Garbage to Stop Waste

Spain: Finding Food in Garbage to Stop Waste
Science News by NewsLook

In the center of Madrid, about 30 people are enjoying open-air dining. It looks like a normal meal. But all the dishes were prepared from out-of-date food, most of it found in bins. It’s one way to stop waste at a time when Spain is suffering from an economic crisis. Photo Credit: LoopZilla via Flickr.

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10:48PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

ok i get the point, but still yuck eating garbage

4:08PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

1:14AM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

I have a friend who "Dumpster Dives" at a local Grocery store. It is absolutely amazing what he has gotten for free. He rarely brings home anything fresh unless it is still actually frozen(which many times it still is-he know their dumping schedule and gets there right after it is put out). But the really amazing things are complete, seal in tact, full containers of coffee(name brand), pasta, and all kinds of canned food and cereal also pet food, canned and dry. A canister of Foldgers coffee costs me 8.99. He gets the exact same thing for free and in bulk. They always through out the entire remaining lot a week prior to the expiration date.

I just simply can't find the nerve to approach a dumpster unless of course, I am tossing something. I admire this about him. Saving money is more important to him than maintaining appearances.

1:00AM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

So much food in the supermarkets are not yet ripe and are tossed out just when it's ready to eat. We can help make a difference in little ways and can ask our supermarkets to make changes in big ways. Now supers are putting ripe fruit and veg in special sections at discounted prices. This is a great idea and I usually shop there because the produce is perfect for cooking. We need to change.

7:45AM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

we need more compassionate food distribution options

9:52AM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

Bin nothing of value ....

6:20PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

The video said they "disinfect" the food before cooking & eating it... how???

1:02PM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

It really is shameful how much food is thrown out that is perfectly good to eat. Especially when it could be donated to feed the poor.

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Yes, there is a lot of wasted food and the food that is still safe and can be used should be available to people who really need it.

7:07PM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

people are doing this in Melbourne and eating very well, and saving heaps of money.

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Poor baby ! I cried when I watched the video ...what a life ,he is in a cage and so beautiful .....

Fantastic fruit !

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