Comment: I worked at a major airline where if even a bag of potato chips

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I worked at a major airline where if even a bag of potato chips

...was not sold or eaten, the catering company would throw it away. I couldn't believe how much food was wasted. Even packeged food like nuts, cookies, chips, cereals, raisons, crackers etc.

NOT to mention the sandwiches and prepared meals which no one ate.

When I asked why they threw it out I was told because the airline had already paid for it, and the catereing company could not re-sell it.

On paper, it had in effect already been consumed - even though it hadn't been.

So away to the dump it want.

Multiply this by every airline by every flight in every airport in the USA and you can only imagine the tons and tons of food that gets thrown away EACH DAY!

You'd think there would be a better way to do things.

Our society takes it all for granted that the abundance is assumed and will never not be there.

Danger, I say.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul