In Germany, two young women who took food that had been discarded by a supermarket are facing trial for theft.
Dumpster diving for food is considered theft in Germany, even if others have thrown the food away. The city of Hamburg wants Germany to decriminalize the act and prohibit supermarkets from throwing out food.
Justice ministers from Germany's federal states have rejected proposals to legalize taking discarded food from supermarket garbage containers. Millions of tons of edible groceries are thrown away each year in Germany.
In this five-part podcast mini-series, hosts Neil and Gabriel bring an open-minded approach to divisive topics from climate protests to dumpster-diving.
Throwing away food that could still be eaten isn't just a waste of money, it also costs precious resources, hurts the climate, threatens biodiversity and can contaminate our soil with microplastics.
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