$640’s worth, according to an survey from last year.
That’s roughly 16 percent of the food we buy each year, in the trash.
I do hate to be peevish………
But where is the survey? No link to it at The Fool.
And those BLS statistics?
And why is the American Chemistry Council, a chemical industry trade group (lobbyists) that opposes things like banning endocrine disruptors used in food additives and packaging and bans on plastic grocery bags, even interested in food waste?
Wait a minute…..
Maybe it’s a survey by TNS Global? Nope. The Fool says, ” According to a survey by the American Chemistry Council.” I better keep looking.
They got their information from the American Chemistry Council, which I did not link to because I don’t love them. Sue me. Have a spectacular night.
There’s nothing at the ACC either.
I’m sorry for being an asshole.
Not such a great day…today.
Even when/if you’re an asshole, I still love you, man.
Today sucked in so many ways.
I should not have been such an asshole. No excuses.
Oh, stop it. You’re still my big cuddle-monkey. I only posted this particular bit because it’s interesting how much food goes in the dumpster. When I posted it, I purposefully did not look very hard at the American Chemical Whatever.
Before the job was taken over by the local food program a few years ago (thankfully), a bunch of us would redistribute food that was going to be thrown out by grocery stores in the area. Three supermarkets and we would stuff a large Econoline van as many as six times a week. I was amazed by what we would get. It was us or the dumpster.
That’s an incredible haul…
There were a couple of shelters and church kitchens that got first crack, then we’d hit the streets. People got to recognize the van, we had a route. It was mostly staples. Baked goods, lots of eggs, beat up veggies and fruit. Once we had a crate of Kiwis. They were a big hit. Usually we were empty in a couple of hours.
Man. That was a good and decent thing you did.
It was started by a guy who’s gone now. It was his van. I was recruited with others so he could take some days off. It was an eye opener.
I think that’s the selfish motivation for my volunteering. It’s an eye-opener and I could use that eye-opening.
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