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Food-mad Italy on mission to cut waste, feed hungry

Food-mad Italy on mission to cut waste, feed hungry

The young Roma woman gingerly touched the oranges and cabbages, bright, fresh and neatly stacked in crates. Francesco Fanoli, an anthropologist, insisted they were hers to take - for free.

With a toddler playing in a nearby pram and more mouths to feed at home, the mother took the cache gratefully, telling Fanoli she could not find any work without an identity card.

Next up: a range of breads from Viola de Andrade Piroli, a pilates teacher who had just nipped into a nearby shop.

The loaves were gratefully received.

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