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This University of Oxford Grad Feeds Herself on 5 a Week by Eating Food From the Dumpster
Business Insider ^ | David Ibekwe

Posted on 01/06/2018 11:01:50 AM PST by nickcarraway

Josephine Liang, 25, is part of a growing community of "freegans," people who eat recently discarded food to reduce waste.

Liang used to shop regularly at the supermarket, then found a cheaper alternative by rummaging through bins, a decision that she says has lowered her weekly food bill to just £5 a week. Liang will wait until shops and cafes close, and then go through their bins to see what she can find. She is saving the money to go travelling.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dumpsterdive; englad; fat; freegan; thrify
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1 posted on 01/06/2018 11:01:50 AM PST by nickcarraway
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Taking Recycling way too far


2 posted on 01/06/2018 11:04:40 AM PST by butlerweave
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She’s eating dumpster food to save money for travel.

Meanwhile, the homeless and the hungry are being deprived, and they eat dumpster food to merely survive.

Does she realize how extremely SELFISH and EXPLOITATIVE she is?/s


3 posted on 01/06/2018 11:06:12 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: butlerweave

The rich ~*€#~{ eating food that is needed by street people who can’t afford her lifestyle.


4 posted on 01/06/2018 11:07:52 AM PST by Liaison (TANSTAAFL)
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To: nickcarraway

Whatever she’s eating, it’s way too much.


5 posted on 01/06/2018 11:07:54 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nickcarraway

no one with any self esteem could live that way for long


6 posted on 01/06/2018 11:09:53 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: butlerweave

“...way too far...”

“If it’s above the rim and only one bite’s been taken, it’s fair game.” Kostanza


7 posted on 01/06/2018 11:10:47 AM PST by budj (Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!)
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She is saving the money to go travelling.

Maybe she shouldn't waste her tuition then, and instead spend the money on traveling. When her mind is ready, she can go back to Oxford.

-PJ

8 posted on 01/06/2018 11:11:46 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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Used to be, restaurants would give unwanted leftovers to the poor in nice civilized containers.

Then the fear of regulators and lawsuits forced restaurants to dispose of unwanted leftovers and so they had to turn people away.

Regulations and fear of lawsuits even causes restaurants to turn away people willing to buy discounted surplus leftovers for their livestock. I used to buy truckloads of expired bread and cookies and such for my animals but then was turned away for such a reason. Finally the bread store decided to do it again but everyone who gets it has to sign a release that it’s not going to be used for human consumption.

So then the dumpsters end up with some amazing stuff in them that attracts the frugal, poor or not.


9 posted on 01/06/2018 11:12:22 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Liaison

I knew she’d be criticized, but I misjudged the line of criticism.


10 posted on 01/06/2018 11:13:51 AM PST by nickcarraway
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Willing to eat spoiled food? there’s a reason why it’s thrown away.


11 posted on 01/06/2018 11:14:31 AM PST by I want the USA back (Journalists Take Bits of Reality and Slot them into the Existing Script. -Friedman.)
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To: left that other site

Clearly what she want to do is go traveling and eating trash out of dumpsters in exotic foreign locations. Best of luck to her but she should remember - play stupid games win stupid prizes.


12 posted on 01/06/2018 11:15:53 AM PST by ichabod1 (People don't want to believe it be what it be but it is.)
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To: piasa

The business requiring the release understands the potential risk of liability. That’s why increasing numbers of business are locking their dumpsters - to limit the risk.


13 posted on 01/06/2018 11:15:57 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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https://youtu.be/8gg7ZyyvPKY
14 posted on 01/06/2018 11:17:34 AM PST by FroedrickVonFreepenstein
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She is “ working for a food waste campaigner”
Oh man
A Masters degree from Oxford and she works as a human garbage disposal
For someone else!


15 posted on 01/06/2018 11:19:25 AM PST by silverleaf (A man who kneels for the national anthem doesn't stand for much of anything)
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To: piasa

What kind of livestock are you feeding it to?


16 posted on 01/06/2018 11:22:23 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: left that other site

Angry bisexual Chinese serial eater
https://mobile.twitter.com/WafflesnCoffeee

Worried about being “ selfish”?
Ummm


17 posted on 01/06/2018 11:22:40 AM PST by silverleaf (A man who kneels for the national anthem doesn't stand for much of anything)
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To: piasa
There were stories, maybe 20 years ago, that grocery stores were annoyed at the garbage pickers for making messes around the dumpsters, so they would dump bleach each night over contents in the dumpsters.

That set off the SJWs that didn't have to deal with the messes left by their bums.

18 posted on 01/06/2018 11:24:21 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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“Used to be, restaurants would give unwanted leftovers to the poor in nice civilized containers. Then the fear of regulators and lawsuits forced restaurants to dispose of unwanted leftovers and so they had to turn people away.”

Yep. I inquired about this at a bakery chain that advertised that their baked goods were always baked on the day of sale. I asked what they did with unsold bakery items at the end of the day, and they said they dumped them. It seemed like such a waste, and I asked why they didn’t just give it away to nursing homes, shelters, etc., and they said exactly what you point out - that they can’t do it for risk of liability.


19 posted on 01/06/2018 11:26:39 AM PST by neverevergiveup
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To: ichabod1

Play Stupid Games....Indeed.

There are some nasty things in dumpsters, and some of them are invisible and impossible to avoid.


20 posted on 01/06/2018 11:26:39 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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