The New Food Economy | Freeganism: food waste's first wave

By Claire Brown
The New Food Economy

Freegans by Alex BarnardBack in the late 1990s, before the birth of today’s high-profile anti-food waste movement (WastEDFeeding the 5000ReFED), there were the freegans. Like today’s activists, freegans were scandalized by wasted food, but they took a more revolutionary stance that sought to undermine business and capitalism. Their dumpster diving both fed them and brought attention to the problem; at the same time, they hoped their boycott of formal economies took money out the pockets of capitalist elites.

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