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If all food loss and waste around the world could be recovered, half the world's population, or 3.5 billion people, could be fed. Yet people throw away a third of food produced globally, an issue that inspired the theme of these year's World Food Day, sus

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Azaima A (207)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 8:29 am
I gather there are health and safety laws in the US that prohibit restaurants from giving away leftovers.

Sheila D (28)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 8:33 am
This is a wonderful idea. Sadly, with the problem we in the States have of people suing people over anything and everything, most places are unable to give away perfectly good food; certainly, anything that has been cooked already. It would be great if we could come up with a way to help those in need without worrying about backlash. Thanks for the article, Cal.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 8:40 am
Noted. The government would rather dispose of perfectly good food than give it to the poor and the destitute. Profit, profit, profit.....

. (0)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 9:06 am
I have written this several times. There is no reason why shelters cannot coordinate with restaurants to pick up unsold food before it is thrown away. To make this even profitable for the restaurant, they can write this off as a charitable contribution.

Christeen A (376)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 9:08 am
Please stop the waste and feed the hungry. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 11:49 am
There are some stores here that send stuff left over to homeless hostel but not often enough

Birgit W (160)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:42 pm
It is sad that companies rather throw out their food instead of handing it to the poor. I guess it is all about profit, unfortunately.

Lona G (84)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:44 pm
The amount of food wasted each day is shocking, so any effort to minimise this wastage is to be applaudet.

kate K (481)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:51 pm
That is sad :-)

Marija M (31)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:59 pm
thank you for sharing

ewoud k (68)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:42 pm
A shame, all this waste!

Thanks for posting

Sharon Davidson (371)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:48 pm
It is a shame that more food can't be saved and given to the food pantrys,feed america,homeless shelters but it is the government making there rules and the companys getting profit for losses they have,its a shame.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 4:25 pm
Thank , having lived through being very hungry[1944-45 ] , I never waste . food

Karen Chestney (112)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:32 am
Thank-you for this IMPORTANT article. With so many hungry people in the this country(US).... food WASTE is a big issue. In the US we waste food so much...and ...don't even think about it.I've reduced the amount of food I waste, changed my buying habits and have changed my eating habits.And if I have "leftovers" I rearrange them into a different dish...if still "'s dog food.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday October 21, 2013, 3:28 am

Ben O (173)
Monday October 21, 2013, 6:59 am
Well, I can't afford to waste any food. And, even if I could...WHY should I...???

Winn A (179)
Monday October 21, 2013, 7:41 am

S S (0)
Monday October 21, 2013, 11:38 am
Thank you.

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Monday October 21, 2013, 4:41 pm
It's such a shame ... thank you for sharing, Cal.

Dmitry Nikiforov (222)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:46 am

Azmi Timur (0)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 4:59 am
Thanks for sharing
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