Friday Buffet

English police arrested a woman who took waffles, pies and other goods thrown out by an English food retailer after the store lost power for a while. The craziest part is that the police tracked her down later at her home and took her away in handcuffs. Here’s a sensible commentary on the matter.

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The Boston Globe highlights the trick of creating energy from beer-brewing byproducts practiced by Magic Hat and other breweries.

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If you don’t read The Frugal Girl‘s recurring feature, Food Waste Friday, you’re missing out. In case you’re wondering just what you’re missing, here are some lessons from The Single Saver on what she’s learned by blogging about her food waste every Friday.

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Sweden is investing $700,000 in food waste collection and conversion to biogas. That’s a lot of kroner! (4 million).

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Second Harvest of Toronto isn’t a schoolyard bully, but, yesterday, they told everyone to hand over their lunch money. In Lunch Money Day, the food pantry asked Torontonians to pack their lunch and donate their usual eating-out cash to the non-profit.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted February 19, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Tesco control 30% of the UK grocery market and have over 2,000 stores in the UK. In 2010 they made a profit of £3.4bn, yet they will still go to great lengths to avoid paying tax. Using complex legal structures it would seem that Tesco has avoided stamp duty land tax to the tune of £90-£100m and £23m in stamp duty.

    Tesco has its headquarters in the Hertfordshire town of Cheshunt. Something else that you can find there is Cheshunt Overseas, a limited liability partnership that would appear to have enabled Tesco to avoid paying the UK £16m in tax through overseas business rules.

    The Tesco slogan is “Every little helps”! Unless you take waste from their bins that is…

  2. Posted February 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the link, Jonathan!

    Btw, I was in my library last week and saw your book proudly sitting on the New Arrivals display. Yay!!!!

  3. Posted June 4, 2011 at 3:59 am | Permalink

    Toucdwohn! That’s a really cool way of putting it!

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