Publisher description for American wasteland : how America throws away nearly half of its food (and what we can do about it) / Jonathan Bloom.


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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 Wastelandsheds 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.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Food supply -- United States.
Waste (Economics) -- United States.
Food industry and trade -- Waste disposal -- United States.
Salvage (Waste, etc.) -- United States.