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  1. Brandie B.

    It’s not just the endeavor of the government. But it should also be the activity of each one of us to save food waste.

    Thanks for raising this awareness!

    -Brandie

  2. Shirley Vik

    We volunteer at the local food shelf and we were pleasantly surprised to see the huge amount of food-including meat-that Walmart donates. They frequently get bad press but they do so much for our local food shelf and deserve thanks for it.

  3. Katy

    Although the folks on shows like Hoarders obviously have a problem, I also think they could just be a few generations behind the rest of us in being indifferent or numb to waste. (Depression and sin–such as broken marriages and neglecting elderly parents–are also big factors.) But just the plethora of STUFF that’s practically free forces someone who wants to be tidy and orderly to throw out/give away so much STUFF. Reading the Little House books for the first time as an adult, I realize only now how poor the Ingalls were, even for the 1870’s. They had, in some ways, the same mentality as some of the modern hoarders, but without the STUFF bombarding them.

    Grocery stores tossing food has a lot to do with how local they are. A regional, employee-owned chain sells anything and everything discounted when it’s about to expire (and it’s easy to find–damaged or almost-expiring dry goods are in carts as you enter the door. Other stores “hide” their discount shelves). When a local chain was bought by a national brand, they ended the discount, because, as the manager told my mom, they didn’t want to get sued over salmonella/e coli. The food is thrown out. And then at our farmer’s market, food is given away at the end of the day…..

  4. That video raises a good issue, the amount of food which gets wasted is beyond ridiculous. Also, the law shouldn’t intervene when the food would just go to waste anyway.

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