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assessment relies on prior criminal conduct to predict behavior is racial bias baked into the process. racial bias is always going to be they can in the process you go back four decades it was there if you look ahead three decades you're still going to see it i mean it is it is the nature of of our human makeup right orginally and for if we believe judges are above theft we're kidding ourselves and prosecutors the same prosecutors are going to typically go after african-americans or minorities before they do their neighbor the judge is only human thank you mike papen tonio america's lawyer here on r.t. america. on december fourteenth a three to two republican majority of federal communications commission has passed what they called the reste oring internet freedom order translation despite public protests hundreds of thousands of on the record public comments and congressional
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requests not to they killed net neutrality rules which stipulated that your internet service provider had to just hook you up without blocking any content throttling down the speed you're getting or giving some of what you want pay for play fast lanes at the recent c pac conference one speaker asked for a show of hands how many of you are on line on your phones right now and when the hands went up she snickered it still works and why wouldn't it the f.c.c. is action as and taken effect yet and forty nine senate democrats plus one republican want to keep it that way senator ed markey of massachusetts says sometime this spring senate dems will force a vote to save net neutrality with one more vote the fight will move to the house where a republican majority must pass
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a companion resolution and then the bill goes to president trump so this is far from a done deal meantime individual states are taking action washington state governor jay inslee democrat says at the core of our action is consumer protections states need to act because under the trumpet ministration we have seen citizens including seven million in washington stripped of core protections like the open internet this new law goes into effect in june and prohibits blocking throttling in preferential fast lanes the oregon state legislature just sent their governor a similar bill for which she has voice of. court and law makers in a couple dozen other states are introducing similar actions and governors in new york and montana have already issued executive orders holding companies who sell internet service to their states to the same standard where this goes from here to court almost certainly the f.c.c.
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claims of florida you because the internet crosses state lines and big corporate internet providers could sue as well we are on this story so stay tuned. you wasted two thousand dollars last year and you will again this year you'll literally throw it away unless you see our next report this is the big picture on our t. america. but you go shoot when you get you know you don't go to your sisters none of us are no good morning and one million people died and i.
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killed people even vaguely. now no one's come too late to change everybody's wrangling and that's. it's a global trade war imminent if donald trump follows through on increasing tariffs and ending existing trade deals it seems very likely after all this was at the very center of his campaign for the presidency it was a promise he made to his face look make america great again.
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at the massive mind boggling consumer electronics show in las vegas a couple of months ago there amidst the drones and driving cars and wall sized t.v. screens was a bluetooth botany a stick on your tupperware which will track how long until your food expires know what's in your fridge and how long it's been there from anywhere the inventor's crowed seeking venture capital they tell us that the average americans throw away forty percent of the food they buy wasting two thousand dollars annually and two thirds of the time it's because it's forgotten i wince when my bride tosses that an open plastic deli counter container of chicken salad that was hidden behind something in the bottom shelf because its use by date has passed does that sound
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familiar it's worse not only does that moment squander the retail cost of the item tossed think about all the energy consumed producing it including raising the ill fated chicken and the expense of disposing it and tons and tons of other food we waste well many go hungry so first things first the united states department of agriculture explains that use by best if used or quality assurance is the last date the product is likely to be at peak flavor and quality it doesn't mean food is unsafe after that date and you can always freeze it sell by or poll date is an indication to the retailer of the last date on which your product should be sold and it takes into account time for the food to be stored and used at home you should be able to use milk for example for up to about seven days after the sell by date and when you see an expiration date it's the last date on which something
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should be eaten. or used eggs are an exception you should be able to eat them safely for the next three to five weeks shopping more efficiently sure will help but here's a wider angle shot on food waste what happens to what the supermarket doesn't end up selling and the bread the waiter brought but you didn't eat add it all up that two thousand dollars a year is the tip of the iceberg when you consider how we could save or make better use of the land in the water and the labor in the energy committed to producing processing transporting preparing and storing what we don't eat then disposing of it food waste is the single largest component and been a simple landfills making them the third largest source belching methane into the environment how can we turn all this around let's ask brian lipinski the world resources institute who is work revolves around six critical goals climate energy food forests water and sustainable cities brian we're going to keep you in the
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rolodex welcome and thank you thank you it's great to be here and i get all that right yeah that's exactly right my main area of focus is food waste how many in the usa aren't getting enough to eat so according to feeding america food bank nonprofit in the u.s. about one in eight people in the u.s. struggle with hunger and that doesn't mean that they're necessarily never getting enough to eat but it's a state of not necessarily knowing where your next meal is coming from and so that's troubling enough as it is but when we're also throwing away up to forty percent of the food that we produce each year that's there's really an opportunity there to. you know reduce that inefficiency which has great environmental gains and economic gains but also help people in need i want to show a chart that i'm sure you've got memorized by now this is the e.p.a.'s food recovery hierarchy and it shows five different steps how are we skipping from
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number one reduced of food volume of surplus food generated all the way to number five landfill incarceration incineration i should say clearly labeled as the last resort what's missing of those steps in between feed hungry people feed animals industrial uses composting what can we do to feed landfills less and feed people more. that's a really great question and the hierarchy is a really great guide in terms of telling us you know the absolute best thing is feed people the next best thing is industrial uses and compost and as you say a landfill really should be the last resort the thing that makes reducing food waste a really tricky issue is that different things need to happen at different stages of the food supply chain so you know your solutions at the consumer level are going to be very different from your solutions for a retailer or a farmer so you mentioned date labels that's actually one area where we're starting
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to make some progress in that the two major trade groups for grocery manufacturers and retailers last year and now it's a voluntary initiative among major retailers to simplify date labels so that you're only ever going to see one date label on a package so either a best before for something that doesn't necessarily spoil something like a pasta or a cracker where you know before a certain date it will be a little crisp or a little fresher but it doesn't go bad necessarily and then a use by date for things that actually where there is a food safety component something where you could actually be sick from it so that's one area that's going to help consumers another area with retailers and restaurants is actually a law that we already have on the books it's called the good samaritan law and it was passed in one thousand nine hundred six way back then and what it does is it protects. it protects donors of food from liability if something
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goes wrong if someone sick or something from it. except in cases of gross negligence but in a lot of cases companies are still reluctant to donate that food because you know the bad p.r. is something that comes along with with that even if your liability is unlimited so those laws could be strengthened or revamped or even there might need to be more education. out there because a lot of retailers still will cite viability as a reason that they don't want to donate excess food you know well they get some good p.r. if it does work out yeah yeah very true hey the skeptic in me wonders if this labeling is a bit of planned obsolescence is that a conspiracy theorist. or is thinking or. by simplifying it will we solve this throwing it away unnecessarily thing well i don't think it will solve it but it is something that in terms of. estimates of how much food is wasted
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in the home about twenty percent of it is attributed to the confusion over date labels so i don't think it's necessarily a case of planned obsolescence i just think that the data labels that we have now are meant to be more of a communication method between the manufacturer and the retailer and what's ended up happening is that the consumer is seeing all those dates and taking that as important information for them which is understandable you know you pull something out of your fridge and you see that the use by date was a week ago you're going to be going to play it but better safe than sorry so it's understandable it's just something where there needs to be clear communication to the consumer well when i get home i'm going to eat the chicken salad anyway. a brand lipinski world resources institute please come again thank you thank you for having me here's how another country reduced its food waste by twenty five percent in just five years joining us from copenhagen denmark is casper nielsen co-founder of the app your local vell come in thank you very much thanks for having me it is
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estimated that here in the usa the average person a wastes two thousand dollars a year in food that gets thrown away and checked my math i think that's about twelve thousand kroner what is your estimate of the average per person food waste there. it would proximately the same maybe a little bit lower. as we in denmark have a lot of i want us around food waste and also have some quite effective initiatives going but it's still a huge problem. in denmark alone we're wasting seven hundred thousand each year and that's in a small country with only five million people. in europe we're wasting seventy eight million tons of food yearly so even though a lot has been done and are being it's still
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a very significant problem how did denmark accomplish what you have accomplished so far reducing food waste as dramatically as you have well. first and foremost we have a very powerful movement that started in ten years ago called the stop wasting food and it was started by a very charismatic and i did it woman called city and you and she's really been able to inspire. and both politicians and n.g.o.s and the whole retail industry. and and consumers like me to really address this problem this issue so so she's been very important in driving. this agenda and on the heels of that it has created a lot of new interesting solutions where we are just one. part
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of that obviously and that that has definitely had an impact yeah obviously raising consciousness that way is the first step but actually getting people to do something is what intrigues me about your app your local tell us how the app works . well really we we made a. digital platform where we made it really easy for the shops to put. to make offers on surplus food just before it expires at the end of the day. and we enabled customers to follow it up so they get a notification when the shop makes an offer and then they can just buy the product through the app and go pick it up at the end of the day so. basically the. shop can increase their revenue. and the customer can save some money and of course we can prevent a lot of food waste so it's sick when when when so it's
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a way of using technology to balancing surplus on demand at the exact right time and your app is not just in use in denmark is that. we are just in use in denmark right right right now but we have to expand at the moment internationally what based on what his worked there what if. you are for us here in the u.s. say about cutting food waste. first of all it's it's about. interprete ing as it as a real problem creating the awareness that's the first first step. and but the one thing that is really has effect is when it comes to the
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solutions easy to use solutions that can involve customers regular customers like me you will always have the five ten percent of these really dedicated. motivated people that want to do something but you really don't move the problem and you are able to involve the ninety percent and make it make it really easy for them to participate in the fight against food waste that's what we've tried with our app there are other ways to do it and another whole new. amount of solutions coming up. but that's easy for the average consumer. to make a difference well i think what you've done is real smart putting it on a smartphone because it's right there in people's pockets and i look forward to this app coming here in the usa thank you casper nielsen in copenhagen for joining
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the big picture here in a way you're welcome thanks a lot. your smartphone already knows but here's a quick reminder for humans who are watching in the usa unless you're in arizona or hawaii reset your clock and replace the smoke detector batteries on sunday when we spring ahead it's not an hour later it's an hour later it's an hour closer to baseball in just three weeks and that's the big picture if you missed any part of this week's show or if you want to share it you can where you'll find all our shows at youtube dot com slash the big picture our team and if you see yes somewhere else you can also watch r t america on direct t.v. channel three two one or dish channel two eight zero i'm holland cook in washington until next week question more.
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to the country's brutal history and nine hundred ninety form about one million people were killed in rwanda just one hundred ten sleep soon so by the neighborhoods. rwanda suffered the trauma and brutal violence of into tribal conflict today just over two decades own the nation has recovered to the point of becoming one of africa's most peaceful countries children are now attending ballet classes.
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