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Germans prefer to eat garbage

March 17 2008
02:49

Some Germans prefer to go for food not to shop but to the dumpster in the backyards of large supermarkets. It is not only the unemployed and the homeless, but also ordinary citizens with low incomes.

German television aired a report about a group of students who eat on the basis of "zero tariff". In this case, future engineers, builders and teachers put food production on a scientific basis, to learn from their American counterparts. From bags and lanterns in the dark, garbage cans, they look for products in sealed packaging that have been thrown out due to the expiration date (cheese, sausage, ham, milk, yogurt, bread).

It is estimated that in Germany every released similar products for at least ten million euro. Moreover, experts note, the bread does not lose its qualities within 7-8 days after the expiration date, the cheese in plastic wrap - 2-3 weeks, yogurt - 1 month, salami - 2-3 months.

These and enjoy the collectors dumped products. To eliminate the bacteria on the outer shell hermetically sealed, it parboiled. In addition, the trash cans in the supermarkets are plentiful vegetables and fruits, which also fall on the table, cost-conscious students. They showed reporters a "taking" just one night raid allows you to make elegant dinner for ten people, while not spending a dime. Which, incidentally, is very important: in recent months, the German oil good brands increased in price by 46%, cheese - by 37%, milk - 22%, flour - 19%, says AMI-TASS reported.

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