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Greetings BESTers,

      One big cause of food waste is restaurants and grocery 
stores throwing away left over food.  The logical and ethical 
choice would be to donate this food to local shelters and food 
banks, but many businesses shy away from this due to liability 
issues.  A new law in Nevada now allows businesses to be immune to 
these liabilities.  It seems ridiculous that this problem is only 
now being addressed and why every state hasn't passed similar 
laws.  It's truly a shame when perfectly edible food is thrown 
away (even if it's to a digester) when there are people on our 
streets going hungry, and all because of some obscene legal 
issues.  Let's hope other states follow suit with Nevada, and 
allow businesses to donate their food without fear of liability.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jun/18/law-allows-restaurants-freedom-be-charitable/

Timothy Parr
Las Vegas Sun
"Law allows restaurants freedom to be charitable"
June 18th, 2009

Have a great weekend,
Ryan