Friganismo, crusade against waste | Diseases and conditions.

The friganismo, which emerged in the United States in the 1990s, is a style of life that opposes wasteful society and advocates for responsible consumption and the use of resources, starting with the food.
Friganismo, which emerged in the United States in the 1990s, It is a way of life as opposed to wealth and wastefulsociety, and advocates for responsible consumption and the use of resources, starting with the food. The followers of this movement -freegan or friganos - practice urban collection, which consists of search in Junk food or other goods in good condition which have been disposed of by companies producing or marketing.
Freeganism is a term derived from the free (free, in English) and vegan (vegan), which are the people who refuse to consume animal products or those that have experimented with animals for processing. However, not all the freegan or friganos - to adapt to the Spanish - are necessarily vegans, because many do consume meat and other products of animal origin.
Despite what may seem, it is not live of leftover or waste, since most of the friganos recover food in perfect condition from supermarkets or restaurants, which rule out it being the date of expiration or preferred consumption, next or because their appearance, in the case of fruits and vegetables, is not suitable to present to the consumer.
The friganismo is not limited to take advantage of these foods, which otherwise is desperdiciarían, but that his supporters also opt for a greener life in all aspects, and move in public transport, walking or cycling, working strictly enough to cover their basic needs, believe that housing is a right, cultivated their own gardens, repairing any device before replacing it with a new one recycle and share.

Friganos against waste

While 1 billion people go hungry in the world, a report of the European Parliament of the year 2011 noted that in Europe are thrown away each year 89 million tonnes of food and, according to complaint Tristam Stuart - one of the top defenders friganismo-in his book waste: the scandal global food, with 40 million tonnes that are wasted each year in the United States you could be feeding all the hungry of the world.
While 1 billion people are hungry in the world, with 40 million tons of food are wasted each year in the United States it could be feed all the hungry planet
Stuart says that in developed countries more than half of the food resources that occur, even before they reach consumers, because they do not meet commercial standards, demands that have nothing to do with the quality or safety of the food, but, for example, with its aesthetic aspect are discarded. In poor countries the waste is, however, that you do not have the infrastructure to store and distribute food.
The good news, according to Stuart, is that this can be avoided and the consumer, at the individual level, can do a lot in this regard, starting with meet your demand to their real needs. Producers, distributors and merchants are responsive to those needs and end by adjusting production to consumption. Therefore, to prevent waste it is not essential to make frigano, but all can contribute to responsible consumption by buying only what we need, list in hand and without letting ourselves influenced by advertising campaigns that urge to buy compulsively, acquiring local and seasonal products or buying directly from the farmer, recycling, and taking advantage of leftovers of meals.
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