American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of by Jonathan Bloom

By Jonathan Bloom

What Tom Vanderbilt did for site visitors and Brian Wansink did for senseless consuming, Jonathan Bloom does for foodstuff waste. the subject couldn't be timelier: As extra everyone is going hungry whereas at the same time extra everyone is morbidly overweight, American desert sheds gentle at the historical past, tradition, and approach of waste whereas exploring the parallel green and sustainable-food hobbies. because the period of unparalleled prosperity involves an finish, it's time to reexamine our tradition of excess.Working at either an area supermarket and an immense quick meals chain and volunteering with a foodstuff restoration crew, Bloom additionally interviews experts-from Brian Wansink to Alice Waters to Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen-and digs up not just why and the way we waste, yet, extra importantly, what we will be able to do to alter our methods.

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