I wonder if the rate of illness for these folks is higher than the general public.
In environmentally aware, cost-conscious Germany, “foodsharing” is the latest fad, using the Internet to share food recovered from supermarket dumpsters while it is still in good condition.
“Dumpster-diving” for society’s cast-offs is a fast-growing phenomenon among sub-cultures in Europe and the United States and “freegans” - vegans who do not believe in paying for food - have long been sifting through supermarket dumpsters.
Why do you think fast food restaurants keep their dumpsters in locked & roofed cages?
Well, there’s dumpster diving by choice (one should never underestimate the power of “free of charge”).
And there’s dumpster diving from necessity, as Europe’s welfare states run short of cash “Spain Recoils, as Its Hungry Forage Trash Bins for a Next Meal”).
Like nobody dumpster dives from necessity in the United States.
In a General where fresh food is viewed as disposable, it is no surprise that some citizens have taken it into their hands to
“reclaim the waste” by Dumpster diving. These “divers” literally wade through trash bins and bags to recover still-edible food
that has been thrown away.