Supermarkets can’t give it away because they get sued. So they have to throw it away and still get sued by people like her.
posted on 11/20/2012 9:59:01 AM PST
(I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
Someday she's gonna get a really,*really* nasty disease from the food she “rescues” and either she,or her heirs,will sue Kraft Foods,ConAgra,MacDonalds or Starbucks for millions.
posted on 11/20/2012 10:04:39 AM PST
by Gay State Conservative
(Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
The whole dumpster diving concept has been around for a while, and I don't recall much in the way of lawsuits resulting from it. I seem to remember that Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement employed this method frequently. Now, some environmentalists take the "eat that, 'cause there are children starving in China" to "eat that to help save the planet!" Those who scavenge can also make a pretty good bet one what good eating is. Some recently expired cans and boxes, no problem. Day old bread and pastries in the original package? No problem. Raw chicken three days past expiration, discarded who knows when? Problem.
What they are NOT doing is getting an EBT card to buy shrimp at the supermarket.
posted on 11/20/2012 10:21:26 AM PST
by Dr. Sivana
(There is no salvation in politics.)
But tossing it out has become a problem in itself. It's been estimated that up to 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. goes right in the trash.
I wonder what the proportions are in conservative households and in liberal households (makers v. takers). My guess: my family is probably about average for conservatives, with somewhat less than 5% wasted food. With teenagers, food simply doesn't go bad before it disappears. With the takers who didn't work for the food, why should they care if they waste the products of our effort? Obama will come through with the cash to buy them some more food and toys.
posted on 11/20/2012 10:24:26 AM PST
(Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
To: ExxonPatrolUs; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle
If it's above the rim...
posted on 11/20/2012 10:35:57 AM PST
(Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
I keep my eyes peeled for the markdown items close to expiration.
posted on 11/20/2012 10:37:55 AM PST
(I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
And then there are idiots like Michael Bloomberg who have said restaurants and others cannot donate food to the hungry if it doesn’t meet his nanny-state health guidelines. Better to go hungry than eat unhealthily.
posted on 11/20/2012 11:13:02 AM PST
I’m sure the GOVERNMENT can take care of this under an enlightened program of rationing food after determining proper diets for us all.
posted on 11/20/2012 11:14:24 AM PST
Food processing and packaging is pretty amazing these days. I’ve found the occasional cup of plain yoghurt in the back reaches of my fridge that was well over one year past the sell-by date - turned out to be as good as fresh.
Last week I found a tin of sardines in oil in a cupboard which was stamped with a 2005 date (the tin, not the cupboard) so I guess I bought that back in 2002 or so. Didn’t smell bad when I opened it and the neighbor’s cat didn’t reject a piece of it either. Tasted like sardines usually do, and I’m still here...
posted on 11/20/2012 11:32:29 AM PST
("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
My wife freaks out if I try to eat food after the expiration or useby date. I told her that the expiration date doesn’t mean food automatically goes bad after that day, it just means it starts losing its freshness. I keep my own bread in the fridge, and have eaten slices far past the so-called expiration date. My wife is shocked that I’m still living.
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