German bin-divers get connected to wage war on food waste

Schmitt and Jachmann supporters of the foodsharing movement sort through food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in BerlinBERLIN (Reuters) – Just past midnight behind a Berlin supermarket, two youngsters with torches strapped to their woollen hats sift through rubbish bins for food that is still edible, load their bikes with bread, vegetables and chocolate Santas and cycle off into the darkness. It is not poverty that inspires a growing number of young Germans like 21-year-old student Benjamin Schmitt to forage for food in the garbage, but anger at loss and waste which the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates at one-third of all food produced worldwide, every year, valued at about $ 1 trillion. …


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