Even more food scraps!
OK, I promise- last one (for now).
This photo reminds me of one of those Old Tyme Buffet places… it could almost pass as a sloppily organized buffet table shot.
But no, it’s all food that never made it to consumption…
Off to the mountain of dirt, flesh, chlorophyll and cellulose it goes, to be cooked courtesy of the thermophiles down into that critical stuff we need to grow more things to eat.
Today’s compost toter full of wasted food looks like a nice mix of noodles, tomatoes, chicken fingers and french fries.
Looking at photos like this (or inside compost toters in real life) normally elicits an “ewwwww” or similar.
Is it really, though?
If I put any of this on a plate in nice little portions, you’d probably eat it.
This leads to my main point: Where is the away place where stuff gets thrown? What’s the difference between materials that are in your hand five seconds prior before they land in a plastic bag in a container labeled “trash” or otherwise?
I look at this and think, “I’m glad this is going to get turned back into fertile soil soon”.
Close the loop, and learn to embrace it. It’s our only hope.
“Landfill sites provide abundant food resources that are reliable in both space and time, thus likely contributing to enabling individuals to remain in their breeding territory and on their nests year-round,” the team of British and Portuguese researchers explain in their study published Tuesday in the journal Movement Ecology.
Read this article. Removing food from its proper nutrient cycle rears its ugly head again…
This video is insanely good… hits every point right on the head!
I love it that he touches on expiration dates and even the food donation liability risk myths.
If there’s a video to share, it’s this one.