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Freegans : diving into the wealth of food waste in America

Author: Alex V Barnard
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"If capitalism is such an efficient system, why does 40 percent of all U.S. food production go to waste--while one in six people in the nation face hunger? This startling truth has stirred increasing interest and action of late, but none so radical as that of the freegans, who live on what capitalism throws away--including food culled from supermarket dumpsters. Freegans is a close look at the people in this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex V Barnard
ISBN: 9780816698110 0816698112 9780816698134 0816698139
OCLC Number: 928613370
Description: xiv, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: A brief history of a tomato --
Capitalism's cast-offs --
Diving in, opting out --
Waving the banana in the Big Apple --
A new world out of waste --
The ultimate boycott? --
Backlash, conflict, and decline --
Conclusion: Salvaging sustainability.
Responsibility: Alex V. Barnard.

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If capitalism is such an efficient system, why does 40 percent of all U.S. food production go to waste while one in six people in the nation face hunger? This startling truth has stirred increasing  Read more...

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"Readers with interests in social justice, activist movements, environmentalism, consumerism, and food waste will find this book thought-provoking."-Library Journal"Barnard's book is refreshing ... Read more...

 
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