Abstract Title

Freegansim : A local exploration

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Authors' Class Standing

Khyla Brangman is a Junior. Taylor Cyphers is a Junior

Lead Presenter's Name

Khyla Brangman

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Rachel Silverman

Abstract

Freeganism: A local exploration

Freeganism is a food movement for people who refuse to be apart of the modern food industry. The ‘Freeganism’ movement does not participate in buying food but instead finding food. According to the website Freegan.Info: “the most notorious freegan strategy is what is commonly called ‘urban foraging’ or ‘dumpster diving.’ ” For this project, the culture of Freeganism will be explored. This study is based off articles from authors like Margaret Mead. Mead’s article, “The Changing Significance of Food,” argued that food is being wasted in the food industry but there still are hungry people (1970). Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations supports this by stating that one-third of all food produced globally is wasted (2013).

Dumpsters at local markets, like Winn Dixie, will be searched for edible fruits and vegetables. The food deemed edible will be documented

The research question of this study is: “ Is there large amounts of food being discarded in the local food industry?” Our hypothesis is that we expect to find a lot of food. The findings we believe will support this hypothesis.

Bibliography

Mead, Margaret. "The Changing Significance of Food." American Scientist 58.2 (1970): 176-81. Print

FAO. "Food Wastage Footprint." YouTube. YouTube, 11 Sept. 2013. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. .

What is a freegan? (n.d.). Retrieved March 21, 2015, from http://freegan.info/

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Freegansim : A local exploration

Freeganism: A local exploration

Freeganism is a food movement for people who refuse to be apart of the modern food industry. The ‘Freeganism’ movement does not participate in buying food but instead finding food. According to the website Freegan.Info: “the most notorious freegan strategy is what is commonly called ‘urban foraging’ or ‘dumpster diving.’ ” For this project, the culture of Freeganism will be explored. This study is based off articles from authors like Margaret Mead. Mead’s article, “The Changing Significance of Food,” argued that food is being wasted in the food industry but there still are hungry people (1970). Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations supports this by stating that one-third of all food produced globally is wasted (2013).

Dumpsters at local markets, like Winn Dixie, will be searched for edible fruits and vegetables. The food deemed edible will be documented

The research question of this study is: “ Is there large amounts of food being discarded in the local food industry?” Our hypothesis is that we expect to find a lot of food. The findings we believe will support this hypothesis.

Bibliography

Mead, Margaret. "The Changing Significance of Food." American Scientist 58.2 (1970): 176-81. Print

FAO. "Food Wastage Footprint." YouTube. YouTube, 11 Sept. 2013. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. .

What is a freegan? (n.d.). Retrieved March 21, 2015, from http://freegan.info/