Monday, April 1, 2013

Café Serves ‘Discarded Food’ From Dumpsters

Café Serves ‘Discarded Food’ From Dumpsters:

Maximus Thaler is the founder of ‘The Gleanor’s Kitchen’, a café that serves discarded food from dumpsters.

Together with other members of the café—who are all students at Tufts University in Boston—they make nighttime trips to dumpsters and garbage cans, in search of discarded, yet edible food to serve at the café.

According to Thaler, who is a senior at the university, he said that the café will offer community members free meals that have been prepared from food obtained from “dumpster diving”.

“My goal is to create a radical space, a space where people’s relationship with value can change,” he said. “Right now, value in this country is interpreted on this universal metric of money, and I think it’s a one-dimensional metric that a lot gets missed.”

He also added that the food he uses is not “unsanitary or rotten” but are in the dumpster because they are “slightly damaged or nearly expired”.

Thaler is currently raising funds on Kickstarter for ‘The Gleanor’s Kitchen’.

Would you eat food that came from a dumpster?

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[via Tufts Daily]