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"Dive! Living off americas waste" rocked my world

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I watched the 2011 documentary called Dive! living off americas waste- It was exceptionally eye opening!
"Inspired by a curiosity about our country's careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning
documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles
of Los Angeles' supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food - resulting in an inspiring
documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action"

Has anyone seen this yet- it will be screening in 2012 at certain film festivals but is available on netflix or im sure you can find it on megavideo / hulu etc.


Edited by JP101010 - 12/27/11 at 2:26pm
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I haven't seen it but after reading your post, I am very interested in seeing this.

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I haven't seen it but after reading your post, I am very interested in seeing this.


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Breeder of: Barred, Mottled and Black Tailed White Japanese,Red Golden Pheasents,and Brabanters!!!
Also a breeder of: Netherland Dwarf Rabbits, Beveren Rabbits, Meat Goats, and Nigerian Dwarf Goats.
www.zephyrfarms.webs.com
Check out our swap page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=35798-swaptrade-page
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X3  and thanks too for the notice!  Will definitely look for it.   Are the people that dumpster dive called Freegans?  I think I heard that somewhere.

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Originally Posted by tiki244 

X3  and thanks too for the notice!  Will definitely look for it.   Are the people that dumpster dive called Freegans?  I think I heard that somewhere.


Freegans! lau

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Originally Posted by tiki244 

X3  and thanks too for the notice!  Will definitely look for it.   Are the people that dumpster dive called Freegans?  I think I heard that somewhere.


Freegans?  I like that term.  big_smile

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Just watched it the other day after my DD told me about it. Eye opening video. The thing is if stores donate this food instead of throwing away we could wipe out hunger in America. I have asked stores in my area about produce that they throw away for my chickens. They all tell me no. I have even offered to sign a release that I couldnt sue them. Still no. At Walmart where I work, if eggs are left out of the cooler longer then 20 minutes they are thrown away. If a customer returns canned goods for instance food that was bought for a party that they didnt need, it is thrown away. Now I am not talking about perishables but canned goods that couldnt possible be tampered with get thrown in the garbage.So much waste is unbelieveable. This is one more reason for buying local.

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watched a show quite awhile ago about land fills, and most of the things in it was uneaten food. They drilled into it and carbon dated things that they found, things from 7 years previous, and one was a complete hot dog, 7 years old.

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Old thread, but I just wanted to say that I'm a diver.  Not a pro by any means, but a regular for the past ~5 years.  Would be willing to discuss in a PM.  Here are some "tools" and info:

https://freegan.info/

https://fallingfruit.org/

http://trashwiki.org/en/Main_Page 

 

I find more than enough bread and greens for my chickens, and plenty of meat for the dogs and cats, as well as plenty of stuff that I consider safe for human consumption.  My family eats well, and I share with friends/co-workers.

Plus I find useful non-food items pretty frequently too.

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