Different ways of fighting excess food Food rescue, dumpster-diving and freeganism: market vs. dumpsters [Research paper] by Marie Mourad


The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2011. She has an experience in public sector consulting and also worked for the Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development. Marie Mourad also has an interest for sustainable development issues, as well as for the third sector.

There are different ways of fighting the great amount of excess food produced and often wasted by our consumer society. In New York, the non-profit City Harvest adopts a strategy of “food rescue”, redistributing excess food to “NYC’s hungry”. Some people wish to go further in denunciating the agri-business corporations and the whole current system: they go to the dumspters and “dive” to get and show the wasted food. Also the “freegans” use this practice of “dumpster-diving” to make more political activism and to question the current capitalist system.



Quote article  Marie Mourad, « Different ways of fighting excess food Food rescue, dumpster-diving and freeganism: market vs. dumpsters », 25 november 2012, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Research paper]

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