Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bleeding the cow that feeds you

So the city wants to raise property owners taxes again. don't you think the empty houses and retail spaces make them think they need to start bleeding another sector of the population ?
Freeganism is the practice of reclaiming and eating food that has been discarded. One third of the world's food is wasted[1]—in shops, restaurants, farms, factories and homes—and freegans aim to expose and protest against this, arguing that it contributes to environmental degradation, resource wastage and global hunger.
Freeganism is often seen as part of a wider "anti-consumerist" ideology, and freegans often employ a range of alternative living strategies based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources.
Freegans "embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed."[2]
The word "freegan" is a portmanteau of "free" and "vegan";[3] not all dumpster divers are vegan, but the ideology of veganism is inherent in freeganism. Freeganism started in the mid 1990s, out of the antiglobalization and environmentalist movements. The movement also has elements of Diggers, an anarchist street theater group based in Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco in the 1960s, that gave away rescued food.[3]

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