This was the headline on the Metro free newspaper as I left the UK for Germany a couple of weeks back. The story is an alarmist piece about local councils anonymously monitoring the food waste in rubbish bins so that they can plan their waste strategy and also education programs. The councils say that food waste gives a lot of methane and they need to monitor consumption habits. The paper calls the councils snoops and says that it’s none of their business what people consume…

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