We've discussed recently how food waste is a major concern these days, whether it's households throwing away perfectly edible food or over-buying, or supermarkets using overcautious "best before" dates, but what do we all think of 'freeganism'? Interesting article in the Grauniad, doesn't cover any new ground as such. but is it dismaying to see people being prosecuted for it now which sets a sad precedence. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/feb/15/bins-freegans-leftover-food?INTCMP=SRCH Could you eat from supermarket bins? Have you? Is it really only just one step away from the hunter gatherer that still resides within our deepest instincts? Why, for example, is harvesting hedgerow dellights such as blackberries and sloes seen as highly acceptable and even fashionable (oddly enough, it seems to have become rather a middle-class pursuit these days!), yet gathering equally edible food from bins has connotations with vagrancy, stealing or scrounging?