a 3-course meal...from garbage.
Why buy groceries, when you can get your weekly shop for free? Many people do it, but there is a catch. Instead of going in to your supermarket through the front door, you have to go to a different department. The dumpster.
It's estimated that the US alone throws away roughly $100 billion in food every year. And most of it is perfectly edible. It's a crying shame, and it's the reason Freeganism is becoming more and more popular in the US and western Europe.
In the more indepth follow-up to this article, I'll cover the many factors involved in Freeganism and what it means to live life the Freegan way. But to whet your appetite, here's some quick footage from CBC following a few people who take food from the dumpster and make great food from it. What a society we live in when people are starving on one street corner and they're throwing food away on the next.