A record crop of apples, coupled with the West Coast port slowdown earlier this year, is taking a toll on Washington apple growers. Nearly $100 million worth of apples that cannot be sold have been dumped into fields across central Washington. The apples are being left to rot and compost in the hot sun. Doesn't it seem like these apples could have been given away to food shelters across the country? Many years ago I recall dairy famers dumping milk to maintain price levels. If they can't make a profit on something they'd rather destroy it. Does this seem morally right to you?
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The apples probably can be retrieved for jelly, apple juice, baby food and animal feed, even if they were starting to soften - unless there is a health regulation against that. A church could go and get them!
Absolutely! Wal-mart is one of the worst human rights offenders on the planet for so many reasons. I refuse to shop there unless there is just no other option and thankfully that isn't very often!
I do not see why some businesses will not donate leftover products to homeless shelters, churches, schools or women's shelters and other businesses, like Panera Bread, donate every last unused product they have...it just doesn't make sense....
Here, many groceries don't want lawsuits for illnesses via outdated foods & put locks on dumpsters. Some loss of discarded/outdated food are covered by insurance; business owners want that $$. If they donate, IRS deduction is less. No, it'snot ni