Gleaning from Gluttony: an Australian youth subculture confronts the ethics of waste

@article{Edwards2007GleaningFG,
  title={Gleaning from Gluttony: an Australian youth subculture confronts the ethics of waste},
  author={Ferne Edwards and D. Mercer},
  journal={Australian Geographer},
  year={2007},
  volume={38},
  pages={279 - 296}
}
Abstract As part of the global ‘rights to the city’ movement and mounting concern over food waste, results are presented here of an ethnographic study of young people in Australia who choose to glean food from supermarket ‘dumpster bins’ and open markets primarily for political reasons. These youth form part of an international ‘freegan’ subculture: the belief in ‘minimising impact on the environment by consuming food that has literally been thrown away’ (Macmillan English Dictionary Online… Expand
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