I am sure that we all have heard the horror stories of the possibilities of food shortages soon if something does not change.
We pretty much know that we Americans eat less food than we throw away……and this disease has brought up more questions about our food supply…..
I read a report that said Florida farmers are selling directly to consumers to avoid a produce dump…..
Farms across Florida have taken a big hit since restaurants, amusement parks and cruise lines halted business.
There are nearly 47,000 farms in Florida that are providing the world with food and our communities with jobs.
To help ease the pain of lost revenue due to the steep drop in demand, farmers are now selling their crops directly to consumers.
If you can’t find certain fruits or veggies at your local grocery store, CLICK HERE to see if there is a farm near you and pick up what you need.
On the Florida Farm To You webpage, you can learn where to get farm-fresh items like Florida-grown produce, milk, seafood and more, straight from Florida farmers.
WAIT! A produce dump? You mean that people are going hungry and these farmers cannot call the nearest bank to tell them to come pick up fresh veggies and fruit?
WAIT! A produce dump?
Food is being thrown out at an alarming rate……
In the Salinas Valley of California — known as America’s salad bowl — we visited the municipal dump. The fertile strip of land surrounding the town of Salinas produces an estimated 70 percent of U.S. salad greens.
At the dump, we caught up with Operations Manager Cesar Zuniga as a dump truck pulled in. It was filled to the brim with salads and other waste from nearby farms.
“This one looks like a mixed load,” Zuniga says. As it tipped its load out tumbled a 15 foot heap of greens.
And a lot of it looked crisp and ready to eat.
“Some loads … look very fresh,” Zuniga says. “We question, wow, why is this being tossed?”
Zuniga says the load that arrived today is pretty typical. “This is what we see through the spring and fall months: We see a lot of food waste from the salad processing plants,” he says.
As we step closer to the dumped load, Zuniga picks up a bag of salad and looks at the sell-by date stamped onto the package.
Hungry people and these businesses are throwing good food way?
Are you telling me that a food pantry would not go pick it up for distribution….time to make these businesses pay for their cavalier attitude toward the hungry….if anything it should be a crime to throw away food that is still fresh.
This reminds me of the coat debacle from years ago when Walmart got caught throwing away good winter coats with NO thought of the homeless and the needs they may have had…..
The names of companies that are throwing way food should be posted and we consumers should boycott them as much as possible.
Just my thought!
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