American Wasteland

American Wasteland

How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It)

Book - 2010
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What Tom Vanderbilt did for traffic and Brian Wansink did for mindless eating, Jonathan Bloom does for food waste. The topic couldn't be timelier: As more people are going hungry while simultaneously more people are morbidly obese, American Wasteland sheds light on the history, culture, and mindset of waste while exploring the parallel eco-friendly and sustainable-food movements. As the era of unprecedented prosperity comes to an end, it's time to reexamine our culture of excess.

Working at both a local grocery store and a major fast food chain and volunteering with a food recovery group, Bloom also interviews experts--from Brian Wansink to Alice Waters to Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen--and digs up not only why and how we waste, but, more importantly, what we can do to change our ways.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780738213644
0738213640
Characteristics: xvi, 360 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Call Number: 363.728 BLO

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hgeng63 Dec 30, 2011

A real eye-opener.

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