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Israel's activists turn food waste into tasty meals

With 33% of all food produced annually in Israel ending up as waste, a number of organizations and volunteers are determined to repurpose it to feed the needy.

When the sun sets on Tel Aviv and outdoor food stalls start closing, Carmel Market, the largest and busiest market in the city, becomes the scene where men and women, mostly old but some young also, hurriedly gather to collect the unsold vegetables and fruits discarded on the ground. They are native Israelis and illegal immigrants who are united in poverty and eager to find some food that they can take home.

Among those food collectors, there is now a small, new group: the volunteers who dedicate their time to battling food waste.

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