The past few weeks we have been collecting discarded food from the bins behind the supermarkets. And you'd be amazed at the amount of fresh food thrown out! With the stuff we have found we could easily sustain ourselves. How do you feel about all the food that is thrown out? We've found, to name a few things: (sometimes several kilos of each) apples, pineapples(that travelled all the way from central america to get thrown out), carrots, oranges, bananas, leeks, cantaloupes, bacon, chicken breasts, various breads, washing powder, milk, potatoes, dvds, salads, candlelights and toys. Here are some waste facts: 8.3 million tonnes of food is thrown away by households in the UK annually 40 percent of all the food produced in the US is thrown out Food is the third largest waste stream after paper and yard waste Consumers in North America and Europe waste about 209 to 253 pounds of food per person every year. The USDA says the average person in the U.S. eats 4.7 pounds of food per day. So that means the amount of food we each waste in the U.S. per year would feed us for about one and a half to two months (44 to 54 days to be exact). In North America and Oceania, 50 percent of the fish and seafood initially caught is wasted Globally, one-third of the food produced for human consumption is lost, about 1.3 billion tons. And this is all stuff that meets the standards, for example an apple has to be minimum 7.5 cm high to even be bought by the supermarkets, lettuce has to be 350 grams... Imagine all the food that doesnt meet these standards as well! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeganism Would you dive into dumpsters? Hows the freegans doing in your country?