These people don‘t eat out of dumpsters because they‘re poor and desperate.  They do it to prove a political point.  You wouldn‘t expect someone to choose a lifestyle that involved eating out of dumpsters.  Kind of seems like something you do as a desperate last resort.  But there‘s an entire society of people who willingly get their meals out of the garbage.  They‘re called freegans, and they say they have a reason for doing it.

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1,546 hits 2.5 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by KikiPeepers

Are `Freegans` just plain crazy, or do they make a valid point?
These people don‘t eat out of dumpsters because they‘re poor and desperate. They do it to prove a political point. You wouldn‘t expect someone to choose a lifestyle that involved eating out of dumpsters. Kind of seems like something you do as a desperate last resort. But there‘s an entire society of people who willingly get their meals out of the garbage. They‘re called freegans, and they say they have a reason for doing it.

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16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/9/06 - 5:58:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
As long as good food is thrown away they make a good point.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/9/06 - 10:34:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
They're just nuts.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/9/06 - 11:00:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
A little bit of both, I think. I mean, it's a good idea in theory, but it's also *really* gross.

They do make a good point about how much perfectly good food is thrown away every day, but still, they're eating out of the garbage. Gross.

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/9/06 - 11:06:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Huh. They can't be completely sane.
They're eating out of dumpsters, ffs.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/9/06 - 11:07:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
they remind me of people who drink their own urine.

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/9/06 - 11:19:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sane, and selfish! How many bums and runaways are going to starve this year, just so these "Freegans" can make their point? Which, when you think about it, isn't much of a point, seeing as no one argues it...
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/9/06 - 11:29:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I applaud their commitment to a nationwide problem... but, with the exception of the occassional news story on a slow day... are they really making any progress?
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/9/06 - 11:31:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I know an older woman who does that. She goes and takes out all the food that we threw away from the store because it was illegal to sell it anymore, such as thawed stuff from a broken freezer. We don't stop her because at least somebody will use that food.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 2/13/06 - 7:49:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's cool with me. I just won't be eating at their houses.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 2/13/06 - 7:56:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've done some of this in the past. I've been quick picky and gotten lots of very good food. Bakeries that throw out day-olds are always great places to look. I think it's a good point. There is a lot of stuff being wasted for no good reason. But, there's also a lot of stuff in those dumpsters for very good reasons. Getting sick doesn't really prove anything except that you're an idiot.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 2/13/06 - 7:56:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
*quite
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 2/22/06 - 12:05:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
think of the diseases that can be spread. Food that is thrown out should stay gone.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 2/24/06 - 1:57:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
Eww. That's a little nasty. Yep, they're crazy.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 3/17/06 - 8:24:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/9/2006 10:34:38 PM Clashrocker wrote:
They're just nuts.

Yep.

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 3/17/06 - 8:33:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
I doubt they're crazy and I definitely don't think they're making a valid point.

What's option three?

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 3/24/06 - 7:44:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/9/2006 11:00:00 PM burnteffigy wrote:
A little bit of both, I think. I mean, it's a good idea in theory, but it's also *really* gross. They do make a good point about how much perfectly good food is thrown away every day, but still, they're eating out of the garbage. Gross.

Just what I was thinking.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 4/12/06 - 5:25:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
They are retarded hippies that have gone too far. They disgust me. I'd be ashamed if I cought them eating MY trash.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 4/12/06 - 5:29:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/12/2006 5:25:53 PM Bored_Guy wrote:
I'd be ashamed if I cought them eating MY trash.

As far as I know, they don't eat out of people's home trash cans. They usually get food that is thrown out at restaraunts or grocery stores where it is thrown out in bulk just because it can't be served again the next day.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/19/06 - 1:51:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
coo-koo
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/26/06 - 4:22:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, they could be making a point, but then if they're eating out of dumpsters just because they can, especially if they can AFFORD to buy food, it's somewhat of a mockery to people who need to do that.

A friend of my dad's is homeless and gets his food out of the grocery store dumpster.

16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/26/06 - 8:03:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hey, if that's what floats their boats, then whatever. I bet they save lots of money by eating garbage.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 6:47:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
If they would just kill themselves, all at once, it would get more accomplished and it would get rid of a few nutters as well.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 8:05:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
Wow, never heard of this particular crazy lot yet.

I agree with ian, its kind of trivialising the idea of real poverty - making it seem like a choice, when it most certainly is not.

16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 8/7/06 - 3:40:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
what are the truely homeless gunna eat??bastards....
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 8/7/06 - 3:44:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm sure there is more than enough thrown out food for both 'freegans' and the homeless.

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