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Freegans : diving into the wealth of food waste in America

Author: Alex V Barnard
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If capitalism is such an efficient system, why does 40% 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. This work takes a close look at the people in this movement,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex V Barnard
ISBN: 9781452954295 1452954291
OCLC Number: 971036365
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
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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