A hotly contested bill has been officially passed into law that states an upgrade of the 3-Second Rule to 5 full seconds. The 3-Second Rule has long been in place and states that food dropped on the floor MUST be recovered after 3 seconds in order to be eaten again. Beyond 3 seconds, the food must be discarded. The new law indicated that 5 seconds is plenty of time to recover food dropped on the floor to be consumed.
Lawmakers remain mum on the issue, but there is no shortage of champions and opponents to the new law. In particular, those who believe it is their choice to throw away food that may have ended up on the floor in unforgiving circumstances, such as by accident, or at the hands of a careless individual who caused the food to end up on the floor.
Opponents believe it is their choice to throw away food that may have ended up on the floor in unforgiving circumstances whether by accident or at the hands of a careless individual who caused the food to end up on the floor.
Others, however, believe that food deserves a chance at life. 3 seconds, in their opinion, is way too short of an amount of time to simply discard food. The Catholic Church, for example, has gone on record as saying that food becomes food the second it hits your plate or bowl, and to ignore it is to deprive it the chance of being consumed and enjoyed.
Countless fundraisers have begun to counter the new law with some believing the issue may be taken all the way to The Supreme Court. Protests, too, are being planned with one activist against the law offering this comment:
“It’s 2019. This is an obvious motion to not only destroy progress, but to shame those who discard of food dropped on the floor after 3 seconds. This is a level of ignorance on par with abortion laws in Alabama. Well…sort of.”
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