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All I can say is, stay away from the Tuesday dinner special. Our ancestors literally lived on a pile of their garbage. Our Native Americans were in touch with the land and never abused Mother Nature, right?
Well, it is a nice fantasy, but the reality is, they are pretty much like us evil Westerners.
We visited one Indian site nearby where they had made a mound of oyster shells over 50 feet high.
The Indians pulled oysters out of the river, roasted them, and then threw the shells in a big pile, until it was a small mountain.
After all, that rotting meat in the dumpster behind the restaurant could feed five homeless people! If you look in any museum or historical site, you will be amazed at the array of goods that archeologists and historians found, simply by digging in the ground.
And France has recently enacted a law preventing restaurants from throwing away any food at all. Our ancestors threw away broken dishes and whatnot, simply because it wasn't worthwhile or even possible to fix them.
For some this is a validation of their beliefs that we can improve our environment and our economy and put people back to work by mending older things as opposed to tossing stuff away in our "throwaway culture".
The underlying premise, of course, is that we in the West are awful, decadent people who are wasteful and are destroying the world.
A friend of mine harbors quaint notions in this regard.
"Mummy will send this to the man in town who will mend it! Apparently the mending-man can fix anything, although usually the things he fixes are never quite the same as new. Whenever you try to repair something, the end result is inevitably less than the item as-new. You unscrew a bolt, and you've made the threads that much looser. For things like trim pieces, small clips and screws are always getting broken - and often left out of the reassembly, as the cost and labor of chasing down every last screw is atrocious.