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Funny or Scary? Dumpster Dining

Trend Alert: Employed professionals eating out in community dumpsters. These people are part of a growing conservation movement, called Freeganism, aimed to lessen the amount of wasteful food disposal by restaurants and local grocery stores. These dumpster divers grocery shop right out of the trash. They search for edible produce, day-old bread, and even meat and dairy products. Cynthia Powell, a Freegan living in Berkeley, California, states: "I'm not hungry. I do it because it's good food, it's free and it's conservation." Giggle Girls, what do you think? Is dumpster dining...


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jlana jlana 10 years
Kind of on topic, kind of not: I really dislike seeing food go to waste. There are several supermarkets and bakery type places that throw out food that isn't bought during the day. It's perfectly good food, just not "fresh". Pretty sad to see ... Of course, Dumpster Dining does seem like someone just being a cheapo.
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 10 years
that is SICK.. more power to them, but NO THANKS for me
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
That's very scary..hello hepatitis or any other disease. :BARF:
Bunbunhun Bunbunhun 10 years
I read about this a few months ago, and I have a hard time believing that the people they interviewed are actually doing this to save the environment, more like they're too cheap to buy their own food. :(
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I'd rather starve to death.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I agree flippy. "Employed professionals" digging in dumpsters to eat GARBAGE that would have probably been taken by the homeless. Just sad. If you want to be economical, buy Ramen noodles, you misers!
boxem180 boxem180 10 years
isn't this a way that diseases and bacteria are spread?
flippy flippy 10 years
wouldn't it be a tad more effective to start some sort of prgram where they collect leftover food from restaurants to donate to those actually in need? i'm just sayin'.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Ew. If dumpster fumes have so much as graced the surface of any food, count me OUT.
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