Dumpster Diving with FMLY
Below, Cameron Rath, co-founder of FMLY, tells us about his experience with dumpster diving, and the advantages of living off of waste that may surprise you.
In 2009 I was taken on my first dumpster dive and was astounded by the amount of food that was being wasted. It completely altered the way I think of the industrial food system and sent me on a life altering path. Since then, not only have I turned into a regular diver but I have studied the industrialized food complex, started gardening through teaching and learning, taught a food justice class at Chuco’s School of Social Justice in Inglewood, and participated with RAC’s weekly free food distribution project as well as Food Not Bombs. I also have studied through documentaries including The Gleaners and I, Dive!, Food Inc, and readings such as Grassroots Postmodernism, Food Politics, The World According to Monsanto, and Food Inc.
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