Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Food Wastage

I often babysit for my eldest daughter for free. It can be one of the hardest things I do in the week as the combination of our children exhuasts me. However the payment in general in great.

Today I was with the girls at their house all day because they are sick. Normally I would have them here which is easier for me, but I didn't need the sickness back in the house.

Daughter works in produce at the local grocery store.

My payment today..about 60 pounds of beef, chicken, turkey and sausages stated for the dumpster. I have beef frying on the cookstove as I type and chicken in the cookstove baking for dog food. Some of this meat is recall and must be handled with great care ( gloves) and cooked well. But I'm up to this challenge to feed my beasts.

Most other days it comes it forms of browning banana's, broken bags of grapefruit or oranges, fruit and vegetables not so pleasing to the eye but still 80% good for eating.

It bothered me today, as Dearest and I seperated the meat tonight that there is so much waste in our society. And that food banks are filled with fast easy to cook, high calorie foods.

My thought anyway.


Gill - That British Woman said...

as long as the meat is properly cooked which you will do it will be fine.


Jane and Chris said...

It's wicked how we waste food in our society.
Jane x

Buttons said...

We do waste a lot in this world. B

Julia said...

I completely agree. My parents lived in the backwoods until I was about 5, there was little they could due to make enough to live on and the eventually decided to re-join the Navy to be able to make it. When I was little my daddy worked two jobs and made friends with the butcher to get not able to sell it but still good meat. That meat and a deer if he got one was all the meat we had. I am so bothered by people today who won't take a job that is "beneath" them or work two or do whatever they have to to feed their families. My dad did. I remember only good times from living in the woods.

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