More gleaning

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I watched Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse this weekend, the Belgian film about the French law requiring farmers to allow peasants to collect the leftovers after seasonal harvests that I posted on last week. It was fantastic. Complete with a very present eccentric narrator. For others who haven’t yet seen it, here’s a preview from a British TV station. My favorite was a gourmet chef in the country who picks his own herbs, veggies and grapes from other people’s farms after harvest and cooks and serves them at his restaurant. There are some touchingly somber scenes as well depicting those who really need free produce to get by.

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2 Responses to “More gleaning”

  1. Hard times call for gleaning (new study) « everydaytrash Says:

    […] (new study) By Leila Darabi The French have a long, proud history (protected by law and immortalized in film) of preventing produce waste by opening up their farms after harvest to allow scavengers¬† to […]

  2. The Gleaners and I « everydaytrash Says:

    […] clip for anyone not yet familiar with the full masterpiece, which in referencing yesterday I realized not everyone has seen. See also this past post on modern […]

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