Monday, January 15, 2007

Dumpster Diving

In the States it is a new thing among college preppies to go looking for food in the dumpsters of America. Billions of dollars worth of perfectly edible food is thrown out yearly in American society. Students, often from wealthy backgrounds, are getting to-gether to recuperate this food by going to grocery store lots and up alleys. At Georgetown University, Washington DC, they get to-gether at parties and jointly prepare the food making sure it is hygenic but reveling in their culinary creations. They will consume lots themselves but often foodbanks benefit from the dishes they slave over on the stove. Seems like pot parties just aren't what they used to be but I would hate to be the first to pan this innovative thinking.