Friday, 22 May 2015
Food waste is morally unacceptable when their are people starving. In a year a supermarket like Tesco's admits that 28,000 tons of food to waste was generated in its stores and distribution centres in just 6 months. And this just the tip of the iceburg when added to what other supermarkets throw out. How many could this have fed? A great deal of this food is still perfectly edible, for ***** sake!
If we did not live in a profit obsessed capitalist society this simply would not happen. "We make less money if people got some of our food for free " is the main argument why food is being wasted.But Capitalist companies that cannot make a profit on a commodity, would rather scrap it it than give it away, and allow the poor to eat, because there would be no profit in this.
Then again if we did not live in a capitalist society, poverty would not be such a problem either. We must stop these scandulous levels of foodwaste, 50% of edible and healthy food is routinely wasted, and serves as a symbol of what is so wrong in our society.
Rather than wasting millions of pounds worth of food that is still usable, why not make supermarkets donate their leftover produce that are still safe to eat to food banks.
Encourage existing customers to donate towards a delivery service to needy people in their area on the delivery run.
Is it not time to end this supermarket waste scandal
So please consider signing the following petition
or just simply take away for free what they do not want
Right my posts are going to be getting rather quieter from this day on, as I'm going on a short break. I might post a few things while away, and on my return, not sure how often , I will post in the future, I will have a little think. All the best heddwch/peace.
Posted by teifidancer at 13:10