Sunday, April 25, 2010

Food To Waste

This is an interesting article about the waste built into the food distribution system and the lack of economic incentives for solving the problem. With millions of people having a difficult time making ends meet, it seems an injustice that so many grocery stores would be throwing away such a massive volume of food. The article does mention that the need for more food donation has to be balanced with the risk of donating contaminated food that could injure or kill many needy families. One easy way to lighten up some of the food need would be to give tax breaks to Mom and Pop restaurants that donate extra food through established program that links food service donors with hunger relief agencies. Right now most of the restaurants that donate food are big franchises like pizza hut and chipotle because these "C Corporations" currently receive tax donations for doing so.

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