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American wasteland : how America throws away nearly half of its food (and what we can do about it)

Author: Jonathan Bloom
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Lifelong Books/Da Capo Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Da Capo Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book examines food waste in the United States, what it says about Americans, the economic and environmental impacts of food waste, and how to lessen what is wasted. As more people are going hungry while simultaneously more people are morbidly obese, this work sheds light on the history, culture, and mindset of waste while exploring the parallel eco-friendly and sustainable food movements. As the era of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Bloom
ISBN: 0738215287 9780738215280
OCLC Number: 720599422
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: 2010. With new appendix.
Description: xvi, 366 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Waste from farm to fork --
Does food waste really matter? Why you should care --
The disgrace of plenty : the coexistence of hunger and food waste --
A culture of waste : our fall from thrift and our imminent return --
American farms : growing waste, selling perfection --
Waste on the menu --
A cold case of waste --
Home is where the waste is --
The obstacles and art of food recovery --
From traylessness to demand tracking : ideas and innovations to reduce food waste --
Great, Britain! A kingdom united in hating waste --
If I were the king of the forest : big changes --
Appendix A: how to avoid waste and save money --
Appendix B: produce storage guide.
Responsibility: Jonathan Bloom.
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