eat trash

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. – Francis Bacon

art objects Kevin Van Aelst

Sun and Mercury conjunct (power operating) communicating humanitarian concerns in rebel Aquarius.  They are forming the focal point in a T-Square between Saturn (responsibilities, the Earth) on 29 degrees (culmination degree) of Libra (balance, fairness), which is opposite (compromise) Moon (public, feelings) coming to conjunct Jupiter (excess) in Taurus (attitudes about luxury), which in turn, square (inner tension) Sun and Mercury. 

Mars Rx in Virgo (re-evaluate civil actions and service) opposite (compromise) Venus (luxury) in Pisces (universality) and Uranus in Aries (full throttle change).

Saturn trine Neptune (build the dream) on 29 degrees of innovative Aquarius.  Pluto (refuse, trash, transmutation) trine excessive Jupiter in the earth sign of Taurus.

You may apply the above to your life (micro) and globally (macro) – – it is the sky above us all.

I just watched a great documentary Dive ! which has won 21 film festival awards worldwide.  The film is part of a growing movement that re-examines the role of food in a society that wastes 1/2 of all that it produces.

Every year in America we throw away 96 billion pounds of food. One half of all food prepared in the US and Europe never gets eaten. The Department of Agriculture estimated in 1996 that recovering just 5 percent of the food that is wasted could feed four million people a day; recovering 25 percent would feed 20 million people. Today we recover less than 2.5 percent. (facts from: Dive !)

North Node of Destiny is in visionary Sagittarius. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi  – – Well done, filmmaker Jeremy Seifert, well done !

Please take 6 minutes to watch this small clip about food waste, and how to help empower change on our Earth.

click. ~> Extreme Green: Dumpster Diving to Prevent Food Waste.


4 thoughts on “eat trash

  1. One problem I have with the food industry that I hope changes is the volume in which food is offered. How many times have I bought two crowns of broccoli when I only needed one? How many times did I buy a lb of carrots when I only needed two individual carrots? I am always frustrated when I have to buy more than I need because they stores only sell produce in packages instead of the smaller amounts I need. Or sometimes its more expensive to buy only what I need.
    Recently I went shopping with my grandmother and to buy a pre-packaged lb of raw spinach was $1.39 but to buy self-packaged was $3.29 a lb. I didn’t want to buy a lb, I knew I didn’t need or was going to eat that much but grandma implored me to save some money. Of course I ended up throwing some away for getting slimy. Today I was thrilled to walk into a Whole Foods and see brussel sprouts that I could measure myself instead of the traditional pre-packaged bag. I think if our suppliers changed the way we could purchase our produce we could cut back this waste so much.

    • Hi Padmini !
      Being single, I agree wholeheartedly – I would have bought 6 eggs instead of 12. Why throw away 11 perfectly good eggs ? – it makes no sense in a hungry world.
      What shocked me was much of the food thrown away was before expiration date. If given to shelters and food kitchens they would / could have prepared it immediately for use. I was amazed by the huge bags the guys were pulling out filled with food that could have fed many hungry bellies. I agree it is a systematic problem and speaking as an American, we are a country of excess. I applaud this film for bringing this waste to the public’s attention.

      All the land used and pesticides sprayed to grow ‘pretty’ food is another issue altogether. I watched several of the interviews with the filmmaker, Jeremy and some newscasters were extremely put off by the idea of dumpster diving – but the foods were packaged, then bagged. If in the instance of blueberries, pull off the ONE moldy berry and wash the others, I have done that myself from my own refrigerator. Jeremy found and froze enough meat for a year in a weeks picking. That is an amazing amount of food going to waste.
      Thanks for dropping by and adding your voice ~

  2. Absolutely love the apple core. Having to buy large bags of food is a big problem as you mentioned. Single eaters have it tough but meal planning can make a bit of difference.

    • Hi earthstone !
      I loved the core as well, the link to Kevin Van Aelst, the artist is below the pic, check him out !
      As far as the food, what I end up doing is fixing a meal, then brown bagging lunches – I’m on day 6 of spaghetti today. Otherwise I tend towards sandwiches or something I can make in single servings. Thanks for dropping in, nice to meet you~

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