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German dumpster divers get connected to wage war on food waste

Benjamin Schmitt (R) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement sort through food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt (R) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement sort through food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt (R) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement sort through food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Benjamin Schmitt, supporter of the foodsharing movement checks food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt, supporter of the foodsharing movement checks food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt, supporter of the foodsharing movement checks food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Benjamin Schmitt (L) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement sort food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt (L) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement sort food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt (L) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement sort food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Chocolate Santa Claus figures are pictured after being found in a dumpster behind a supermarket by supporters of the foodsharing movement in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Chocolate Santa Claus figures are pictured after being found in a dumpster behind a supermarket by supporters of the foodsharing movement in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Chocolate Santa Claus figures are pictured after being found in a dumpster behind a supermarket by supporters of the foodsharing movement in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Benjamin Schmitt (L) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement inspect food they found during one tour in dumpsters behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt (L) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement inspect food they found during one tour in dumpsters behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt (L) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement inspect food they found during one tour in dumpsters behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Benjamin Schmitt (R) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement pose for the photographer with food they found during one tour in dumpsters behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt (R) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement pose for the photographer with food they found during one tour in dumpsters behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt (R) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement pose for the photographer with food they found during one tour in dumpsters behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Food found in dumpsters behind a supermarket during one tour by Benjamin Schmitt and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement in Berlin, February 4, 2013 is pictured in his apartment. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Food found in dumpsters behind a supermarket during one tour by Benjamin Schmitt and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement in Berlin, February 4, 2013 is pictured in his apartment. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Food found in dumpsters behind a supermarket during one tour by Benjamin Schmitt and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement in Berlin, February 4, 2013 is pictured in his apartment. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement sorts through food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement sorts through food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement sorts through food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement arrives home with food he took out of a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement arrives home with food he took out of a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement arrives home with food he took out of a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement checks food he took out of a dumpster behind a supermarket in his apartment in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement checks food he took out of a dumpster behind a supermarket in his apartment in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement checks food he took out of a dumpster behind a supermarket in his apartment in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Helena Jachmann, supporter of the foodsharing movement holds a paprika found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Helena Jachmann, supporter of the foodsharing movement holds a paprika found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Helena Jachmann, supporter of the foodsharing movement holds a paprika found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Benjamin Schmitt (R) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement sort through food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt (R) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement sort through food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt (R) and Helena Jachmann, supporters of the foodsharing movement sort through food found in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement searches food in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement searches food in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement searches food in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement sorts out food from waste bins at the parking lot of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement sorts out food from waste bins at the parking lot of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement sorts out food from waste bins at the parking lot of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement sorts out tomatoes from waste bins at the parking lot of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement sorts out tomatoes from waste bins at the parking lot of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement sorts out tomatoes from waste bins at the parking lot of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement shows Christmas biscuits collected from waste bins of supermarket at his home in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement shows Christmas biscuits collected from waste bins of supermarket at his home in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement shows Christmas biscuits collected from waste bins of supermarket at his home in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement leaves on his bicycle the parking lot of an organic supermarket after he checked waste bins for food in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement leaves on his bicycle the parking lot of an organic supermarket after he checked waste bins for food in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement leaves on his bicycle the parking lot of an organic supermarket after he checked waste bins for food in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Raphael Fellmer (L), a supporter of the foodsharing movement brings food sorted out from waste bins of an organic supermarket to a distribution point at the indoor market Markthalle Neun (indoor market nine) as a woman takes a piece of bread in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer (L), a supporter of the foodsharing movement brings food sorted out from waste bins of an organic supermarket to a distribution point at the indoor market Markthalle Neun (indoor market nine) as a woman takes a piece of bread in...more

Raphael Fellmer (L), a supporter of the foodsharing movement brings food sorted out from waste bins of an organic supermarket to a distribution point at the indoor market Markthalle Neun (indoor market nine) as a woman takes a piece of bread in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Women take food sorted out from waste bins of an organic supermarket at a distribution point of the foodsharing movement at the indoor market Markthalle Neun (indoor market nine) in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Women take food sorted out from waste bins of an organic supermarket at a distribution point of the foodsharing movement at the indoor market Markthalle Neun (indoor market nine) in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Women take food sorted out from waste bins of an organic supermarket at a distribution point of the foodsharing movement at the indoor market Markthalle Neun (indoor market nine) in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Raphael Fellmer (L), a supporter of the foodsharing movement has lunch with his partner Nieves Palmer Muntaner, with food cooked from vegetables from waste of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer (L), a supporter of the foodsharing movement has lunch with his partner Nieves Palmer Muntaner, with food cooked from vegetables from waste of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer (L), a supporter of the foodsharing movement has lunch with his partner Nieves Palmer Muntaner, with food cooked from vegetables from waste of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement has lunch with his partner Nieves Palmer Muntaner, with food cooked from wasted vegetables from an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement has lunch with his partner Nieves Palmer Muntaner, with food cooked from wasted vegetables from an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement has lunch with his partner Nieves Palmer Muntaner, with food cooked from wasted vegetables from an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement has lunch with his daughter Alma Lucia and his partner Nieves Palmer Muntaner, with food cooked from vegetables collected from waste of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement has lunch with his daughter Alma Lucia and his partner Nieves Palmer Muntaner, with food cooked from vegetables collected from waste of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 24, 2013....more

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement has lunch with his daughter Alma Lucia and his partner Nieves Palmer Muntaner, with food cooked from vegetables collected from waste of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement looks for food in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement looks for food in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Benjamin Schmitt, a supporter of the foodsharing movement looks for food in a dumpster behind a supermarket in Berlin, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Vegetables pulled out from waste bins of an organic supermarket are pictured in Berlin, January 24, 2013. Foodsharing is a German internet based platform where individuals, retailers or producers have the possibility of offering surplus food to consumers for free. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Vegetables pulled out from waste bins of an organic supermarket are pictured in Berlin, January 24, 2013. Foodsharing is a German internet based platform where individuals, retailers or producers have the possibility of offering surplus food to...more

Vegetables pulled out from waste bins of an organic supermarket are pictured in Berlin, January 24, 2013. Foodsharing is a German internet based platform where individuals, retailers or producers have the possibility of offering surplus food to consumers for free. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement inspects vegetables from waste bins of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement inspects vegetables from waste bins of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Raphael Fellmer, a supporter of the foodsharing movement inspects vegetables from waste bins of an organic supermarket in Berlin, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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