Reading The Parasite changed how Daisy Tam thought about human interaction and gift giving.

She now runs Hong Kong NGO Breadline, which donates surplus food to those in need.

//Serres’ parasite is also a noise, like static in a signal; if I tune into that, the noise becomes the signal. All noise carries information, but it’s only useful if you tune into it. Breadline is premised on that. I volunteered for food rescue organisations and found that there was a lot of information that could be used in a better way to avoid empty or low-impact runs. //

What The Parasite taught a Hong Kong professor about giving and taking, and food waste and redistribution-Dr. Daisy Tam (Associate Head of HMW)

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