Sunday, April 28, 2019

let them eat cake

LAS VEGAS (AP) — At a farm outside Las Vegas, a herd of pigs feasts on lobster, sausage links and beef. In town, people at a community center sit for a dinner that may include sliders and truffle mac and cheese....The federal government has estimated more than one-third of all available food in the U.S. is wasted.
An EPA initiative has partnered with more than 1,000 organizations — including grocers, restaurants and hotels — to tackle the issue. The agency estimated participants in 2017 prevented about 648,000 tons (587,856 metric tons) of food from going into landfills or incinerators, avoiding more than $30 million in landfill tipping fees.

1 comment:

  1. Makes sense. No restaurant chef can know in advance exactly how much food to order. So there’s always a chance of running out of items or having too many items.

    As for feeding pigs lobster and prime ribs, I have learned that different cities have different rules for donating to pantries and homeless shelters. A few years back Michael Bloomberg took a fair amount of heat when he got on his high horse and stood proudly in front of food donation changes. In one such change he imperiously outlawed food donations to homeless shelters because “the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content” (as reported by CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer, 2012 March 19.) The homeless were deprived of being able to enjoy the many delicious items from some of the world’s best restaurants by “Meddlesome Little Mayor Mike.” Not only did the advocates for the homeless denounce this move so did many of he restaurants. So due to cost and distance all that food just winds up in the trash.