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Doug replied to pennyaline: First, I have to chuckle at pennyaline's use of precise legal terminology. I don't know how many times Daniel Webster...
The NY Times today has a column by a food writer, Steven Shaw, about tipping. Thomas Keller has announced that he is abolishing tipping at his Per Se restaurant in...
Tons? A ton is 2,000 pounds. Methinks you exaggerate. The vast majority of food found in the fast food dumpster is the leavings from customers, by US standards it's garbage, NOT perfectly good food, not unless you're in a famine inflicted country or are a chronic homeless person. The dumpsters are caged to keep the winos out otherwise the garbage will be strewn all over the street. In most cases food not saleable because it's damaged but not used is donated to various insbreastutions, like prisons and mental hospitals. Most major bakeries maintain Outlet stores, where damaged products and goods past their fresh date are sold deeply discounted... what doesn't sell that day may go to local county-state hospitals and such. Actually very little perfectly good food is wasted in the US, leastways not by the manufacturers and retailers... mostly it's wasted by the individual consumers, whose eyes are bigger than their stomachs... and has not a whit to do with overly abundant portion size, no one tells folks to order more than thay can eat, but in the US food is so abundant and at so relatively little cost it's thought of as a disposable... today's young people especially are extremely wasteful, they think nothing of tossing half a sandwich in the trash, heck, I see them toss their change into the parking lot all the time... there's hardly a time I don't park at a shopping center and don't find coins lying on the blacktop, I pick em up. Next time you eat at a restaurant make note of how much food is left uneaten... do you want to be served some stranger's left overs, would you be willing to buy a burger with two bites missing if it were half price... I know, your question is how big are the bites.