“Gleaning” in the 21st Century

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    “Gleaning” in the 21st Century
    March 26, 2010
    The laws of gleaning taught farmers to leave on the ground what was not collected on the first harvesting attempt. This would provide something for the poor, foreigners, orphans, and widows to pick up (Lev. 19:9-10; Deut. 24:19-22).
    ?Gleaning? in the 21st Century

    Rescuing California’s Wasted Produce
    Christy Porter, the founder of Hidden Harvest, a nonprofit group in the Coachella Valley that focuses on “rescuing” leftover produce from the fields, says that hunger is certainly not due to a lack of food.
    “We had 140,000 pounds of carrots left above the ground,” said Porter of the produce that couldn’t be sold on the conventional market in 2008. “We were able to harvest about 14,000 pounds, but we couldn’t go fast enough to [get the product before it spoiled].”
    This is one example of the food that is wasted in a state that grows so much. Porter said she has seen everything from 100 percent of a crop left behind to only 5 percent leftover. However, even that 5 percent is something that could alleviate hunger, say gleaning organizations.
    Rescuing California?s Wasted Produce | 89.3 KPCC
     
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    "Product" spoils because it usually has a long way to go to get to market. If there were more local farms people could get a fresher "product" sooner.

    Who is against that? Big Agra.
     
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    And, surprise surprise, no one in the government is doing a thing to stop it.
     

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