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Letters | Putting expired foods to use

It’s shocking how much good food is thrown away

I support and applaud the efforts of Doug Rauch and the Urban Food Initiative (“Putting expired foods to healthy use,” Page A1, Feb. 26). Having friends who Dumpster-dive for food at neighborhood markets, I am shocked to see what is thrown away. It includes perfectly good fruit, vegetables, nuts, pasta, canned goods that are only dented, coffee, tea, and sealed bottled liquids.

While I could see some people viewing the Urban Food Initiative idea as a class issue, I see it as win-win. There is less being thrown away and more for people to eat.

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In addition, whatever food is not used for our consumption could be used to produce compost, which would help our farms and urban gardens.

Barney Keezell


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