Department of Agriculture in US may soon do what I am doing with surplus fruits

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@allknowing (65008)
India
November 23, 2017 8:05am CST
I just read a page that talks of surplus produce of cranberries in the US and the Department of Agriculture in the US may soon ask for permission to compost them. What's with nature I say? I am going through this every year and I have no option but to compost surplus fruits that grow in my garden. Do you grow cranberries?
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@marguicha (94358)
• Chile
23 Nov
I just ate yesterday a wonderful snack with dry cranberries. I´m sorry that they do not turn it into juices and send it to places where people are undernourished.
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@Daelii (5585)
• United States
23 Nov
My thoughts too
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@marguicha (94358)
• Chile
23 Nov
@Daelii I have heard too many times that the earth produces enough food for everyone.
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@Daelii (5585)
• United States
23 Nov
@marguicha it does. It's human greed to not share and value money over feeding people.
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@Daelii (5585)
• United States
23 Nov
I don't grow cranberries. Neighbor farmers share their surplus with neighbors A few even have tables they put by the road with fruit/ vegetables on it with a sign of free. It's sad people would rather waste food by destroying it rather than give it to those that are hungry. Just another example of money is more important than human life.
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@allknowing (65008)
• India
24 Nov
It is not safe to just place food on road sides.
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@Daelii (5585)
• United States
24 Nov
@allknowing it depends on how its done. Its a real country area, plenty of parking space, and its not like people don't know each other.
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@YrNemo (12622)
23 Nov
but dry cranberries are beautiful! (sounds a waste to me.)
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@topffer (34070)
• France
23 Nov
It is done to maintain a market price. In France when an overproduction of fruits happens, producers are burning a part of the crop to maintain a price interesting for them.
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• Germany
23 Nov
@topffer Here too
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@Kandae11 (36801)
23 Nov
What about giving them to the hungry?
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@allknowing (65008)
• India
24 Nov
Money is required to process, and transport.
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@valmnz (12759)
• New Zealand
24 Nov
It does seem such a waste, but I know you've explained your own reason for doing so before. Surely government departments can make use of all surplus. I've had cranberry juice and find it too sweet for me.
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@allknowing (65008)
• India
24 Nov
I wonder why they cannot export it. There will surely be demand for a fruit that does not grow elsewhere.
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@valmnz (12759)
• New Zealand
24 Nov
@allknowing there's so much ridiculous red tape about what is allowed these days
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
23 Nov
I'm not sure if cranberries grow in the Philippines but if it does I will surely plant more and have the fruit served to its purpose. In fact, we are buying cranberry pills for my wife's UTI.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
23 Nov
Cranberry pills alone did not help me I buy the cranberry plus d-mannose pills to prevent and treat utis that I get too frequently due to kidney damage.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
24 Nov
Okay, this is informative for me
@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
24 Nov
Why don't they some here for free!
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@allknowing (65008)
• India
24 Nov
Sending costs money (lol)
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
23 Nov
It stinks food is being thrown out when it could go to food banks or homeless shelters but since it’s being composted it’s at least not being wasted since it will turn in to healthy nutrient rich dirt for growing more foods in.
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@allknowing (65008)
• India
24 Nov
Composting does help in avoiding the use of artificial fertilisers.
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@Deepizzaguy (12973)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
No I do not grow cranberries in my yard.
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Nov
I don't know that I've ever eaten cranberries but perhaps I have.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
23 Nov
That's a shame, e love dried cranberries and cranberry juice too.
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@lady1993 (17424)
• Philippines
24 Nov
if they are not spoilt, they can donate them to the hungry?
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@allknowing (65008)
• India
24 Nov
Why are they not doing it?
@lady1993 (17424)
• Philippines
26 Nov
@allknowing maybe someone need to tell them