On the website of Germany's "food rescuers", donors just have to state at which public fridge in their vicinity they plan to leave their food and when. Anyone who wishes can then just help themselves.
In Germany, there's plenty of food to go around. So much in fact that every year 10 million tons of perfectly edible food end up in the bin. Now, a smart phone app wants to put an end to this food waste.
Transporting food is bad for the climate - coolants used to keep fruit, vegetables and meat fresh on the road are worse than CO2 emissions. Now, a South African firm is making the trip from farm to store greener.
Often we end up buying more food than we can eat right away. Even though refrigeration can help preserve food, items such as fresh fruit, bread and other foods are still perishable.
German food banks are increasingly overstretched as demand rises. The number of pantries rose sharply after the Hartz IV reductions to unemployment benefit plans were implemented in 2005.
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