albeit 40% of american food goes un-eaten, dumpster diving is also an excellent way to contract a preventable yet fatal disease. If you're in the united states, and currently do not have health insurance, avoid this.>>2237
yes, this is food, but its ethically questionable to take from people who need it ostensibly more than you.
not trying to derail the thread, or maybe I am. speaking as a former cook, you have no idea how insane the markup on food is. The same salmon dish that at a restaurant would cost nearly $30USD, probably cost $5 to prepare. and thats not taking into account the generous discount food service gives us for contract orders. Pasta is notoriously overpriced. I once had a dish that cost maybe three dollars to put together, that we managed to mark up to close to $50. Shrimp are not as expensive as you think. neither is steak. >>3080
I could calculate a week of pizza in my head 6 years ago. a slice of cheese pizza costs less than a dollar to make. markups on toppings are outright extortion, because most of the stuff we use to make toppings is on the expired/cut list. Nobody bought the sausage plate this week? its pizza now and the markup increases.
we're charging you for your laziness. >>3104
fish around the area is often unsafe to eat. the presence of flesh flukes or runoff disqualifies most fish from your plate, the CDC publishes a list of acceptable locations to farm and harvest shellfish, because there are toxic algae that can turn regular shellfish poisonous in less than a season.>>3337
farming! if you have land the easiest way to get started is a cheap herb garden.