New app will let you sell (or buy) leftover food
A new app will let you give your portion of leftover food to others – or find a leftover meal to flesh out your dinner plans.
There are several ideas that prompted the app developers to come up with Leftover Swap.
For starters, meal portions are so big at many takeout and fast food restaurants, it’s sometimes impossible to polish off a meal that weighs as much as the weights at a gym. Ok – you might be able to eat the whole thing, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good for you.
Also, a lot of leftover food just goes to waste. Think of all the energy that went into producing the ingredients, cooking it, and then delivering the meal to your door.
Here’s how it works:
Someone in the same geographic region can look up available meals nearby, and then offer to pick it up.
The app’s co-founder tells NPR that the whole idea is “ridiculous” – and he admits that users can’t outright sell half-eaten meals (“donations” can be made, however).
Not everyone is a fan, however. Health officials in San Francisco are worried about how sanitary shared meals can possibly be.
And if Leftover Swap actually sells the meals, it will need a licence to do so. And as we can tell from Uber, not all companies are good at that.
Would you share your half-eaten meal with a local stranger? And would you get a half-eaten meal from a stranger?- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets