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

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

Label
American wasteland : how America throws away nearly half of its food (and what we can do about it)
Title
American wasteland
Title remainder
how America throws away nearly half of its food (and what we can do about it)
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Bloom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 unprecedented prosperity comes to an end, it is 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, the author 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloom, Jonathan
Dewey number
363.72/88
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9005
LC item number
.B654 2010
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD9005
NAL item number
.B654 2010
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food supply
  • Waste (Economics)
  • Food industry and trade
  • Salvage (Waste, etc.)
Label
American wasteland : how America throws away nearly half of its food (and what we can do about it), Jonathan Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Da Capo Lifelong."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn548569632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xvi, 360 p.
Isbn
9780738213644
Lccn
2010015075
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)548569632
Label
American wasteland : how America throws away nearly half of its food (and what we can do about it), Jonathan Bloom
Publication
Note
"Da Capo Lifelong."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn548569632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xvi, 360 p.
Isbn
9780738213644
Lccn
2010015075
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)548569632

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