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Waste : uncovering the global food scandal

Author: Tristram Stuart
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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In "Waste," Stuart points out that farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets, and consumers in North America and Europe discard between 30 and 50 percent of their food supplies--enough to feed all the world's hungry three times over. Traveling from China to New York, from Pakistan to Japan, Stuart encounters grotesque examples of profligacy--but also inspiring innovations--to the global food crisis.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tristram Stuart
ISBN: 9780393068368 0393068366 9780393349566 039334956X
OCLC Number: 317920076
Description: xxii, 451 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : chiefly color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Liber-ate --
Supermarkets --
Manufacturers --
Selling the sell-by mythology --
Watching your wasteline --
Losing ground : some environmental impacts of waste --
Farming : potatoes have eyes --
Fish : the scale of waste --
Meat : offal isn't awful --
Moth and mould : waste in a land of hunger --
The evolutionary origins of surplus --
Adding it all up and asking ... 'what if?" --
Reduce : food is for eating --
Redistribute : the gleaners --
Recycle : compost and gas --
Omnivorous brethren : pigs and us --
Islands of hope : Japan, Taiwan and South Korea --
Action plan : a path to utopia --
Afterword --
Appendix : Graphs, tables, maps and data.
Responsibility: Tristram Stuart.

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In "Waste," Stuart points out that farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets, and consumers in North America and Europe discard between 30 and 50 percent of their food supplies--enough to feed all the world's hungry three times over. Traveling from China to New York, from Pakistan to Japan, Stuart encounters grotesque examples of profligacy--but also inspiring innovations--to the global food crisis.

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