App allows you to find and eat strangers’ leftoversPosted: September 26, 2013
“Finally what?” You say.
To which I respond, “Finally, there is an app that allows one to find and consume other people’s leftover food.” Because that’s what you’ve been waiting for mobile technology to do ever since it was invented, I know.
But maybe it’s just me. To me this is überdisgusting. I am, however, a bit of a germophobe. I don’t like sharing forks or food with anyone but my husband. Unless it’s drinks and I’ve already got a few in me, in which case I’ll drink yours out of your shoes. Or shorts. Whatever. But that’s another conversation.
For the leftover food, all you do is snap a picture of your food and then someone claims it, then you meet up and hand it over. Easy peasy bolonesee.
According to the LeftoverSwap website, it’s about reducing waste, which I can get behind in theory.
- 40% of the food we produce goes to waste.
- 25% of us don’t know our neighbors’ names.
- 70% of us are overweight.
- 16% of Americans lack enough food for a healthy lifestyle.
- 99% of us don’t need a second helping of the beef lo mein.
LeftoverSwap solves all of these problems.
LeftoverSwappers don’t feel the need to eat an enormous restaurant portion, and instead pass it on to a hungrier neighbor, in turn learning their name and avoiding excess calories. Through increasing the efficiency of each plot of land dedicated to food production, we can reduce our intensive use of natural resources, and reduce our expansion into sensitive environmental areas.”
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking.
They spelled “neighbour” wrong.