I knew some cool Freegans back in my neo-hippy days. I'm all for the principles of Freeganism, but I'm not holding my breath that it'll ever be anything but a fringe movement.

I mean, come on -- you're asking people to take food out of the trash. There's a LOT of cultural hang-ups to get around there, way more than asking people to switch their light bulbs or drive slower on the highway.

The New York Post followed a few Freegans out for a nights "shopping", check it out.

Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

Freegans living off society's waste
Freegans live off the food we all throw away. Freeganism is safe, it's green and it's something most of us will never, ever do.