“IF YOU REALLY DON’T LIKE THE PRISON FOOD, THERE’S ONE WAY TO AVOID IT AND THAT IS, DON’T GO TO PRISON,” SAID PREMIER BRAD WALL.
I don’t respect that opinion, at all. I know some of you reading feel this way, but it’s wrong. Some people, even in Canada, end up in jail through no fault of their own. I can cite examples in recent years, if you are not aware.
David said: “They don’t need gourmet but they are human beings and should be given food that’s decent.”
After all, it reflects upon our society how we treat people who are now at our state’s mercy. It’s not condoning their crime if we feed them cooked eggs. It also reflects badly on the food service company Compass who happens to also provide service to the University of Regina.
Had to pick the tomatoes, frost is coming tonight to Regina. Got a single, awesome butter-nut squash, and some baby squashes.
Don’t be. Be proud about recovering good food that has been wasted.
If you’re staying away because of a fear you might have to pay a ticket, in the unlikely case you’re ticketed for some messed-up bylaw in your city? Rob will pay your fine.
If you get arrested or ticketed for dumpster diving for food I promise to pay the ticket(s), get media coverage to the issue, and make sure that you are in safe hands. I will even travel to your town to be there in person if it will add to the positive impact of the event.
Also, don’t worry about donating food to a charity after you’ve got too much left at your event. There is no law against the good-faith giving of unspoiled food, in Saskatchewan (and most places). If a workplace has concocted a well intentioned, but misguided rule that excess food cannot be donated for fear of “health and safety”, explain to them they are mistaken.
Soylent Purple is purple people? They’d be purple people eaters.
It’s an actual meal replacement product that you make the day before, put into your fridge, and eat as liquid meals the next day.
“I wouldn’t eat you, cause you’re so tough!”
These videos are from the second day of the Shared Knowledge Conference at the Core Ritchie Centre, the second weekend of June.
Jim Elliott with many interesting (and terrifying) facts about Regina’s watershed system.
James and Brooke of Sound Solar Systems:
Next, I presented on Bitcoin and alternate currencies being used to build alternate economies apart from the monetary systems provided by governments.
Dan B. of Tradebank Regina
Lindsay H. wraps up with what’s in store for next time.
CBC is a funny beast now. Along with their story parroting what the latest Canadian Energy Research Initiative report says, is RBC/tarsands shill Amanda Lang staring at you from the sidebar. Also we learn about “Dollarama’s winning formula” of selling Chinese mass produced garbage to Canadians, a “retail success story”, and again with “Amanda Lang takes you inside the world of business.”
Back to the oil train story. Outpacing oil trains apparently are wheat and coal. Coal shouldn’t even be burned anymore, now that we know how deadly and damaging it is. The report makes no mention of the unsafe DOT-111 cars used to ship petroleum. It doesn’t mention climate change, instead calling it “climate concerns”.
Coal currently is the most commonly moved commodity across Canada, accounting for nearly a quarter of rail traffic in some parts of the country, but that number is likely to fall as coal falls out of use because of climate concerns.
Anyway, oil-by-rain shipments are not “set to boom”, they already have boomed (and exploded too), and will continue to according to the CETI report.
Here’s a very interesting and instructive blog post about American food waste.
As my last blog entry on food waste, Rob Greenfield brought the previous link to my attention. Canada’s $31,000,000,000.00/year of wasted food has to change, as does America’s “food waste fiasco“.
Regina lost one of its few grocery stores without a food wasting compactor, a couple years ago. A pickup truck’s worth of unwanted food could be going to food banks in Regina every day from each grocery store here. As long as the food isn’t spoiled, they are protected in law.