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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

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American wasteland : how America throws away nearly half of its food (and what we can do about it)
Title
American wasteland
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how America throws away nearly half of its food (and what we can do about it)
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Bloom
Creator
Subject
Genre
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.--publisher description
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
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373993
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1976-
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Bloom, Jonathan
Dewey number
363.72/88
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1150L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
HD9005
LC item number
.B654 2011
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1150
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Food supply
  • Waste (Economics)
  • Food industry and trade
  • Salvage (Waste, etc.)
  • Food industry and trade
  • Food supply
  • Salvage (Waste, etc.)
  • Waste (Economics)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how America throws away nearly half of its food (and what we can do about it)
Label
American wasteland : how America throws away nearly half of its food (and what we can do about it), Jonathan Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover: 2010. With new appendix
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Appendix A: how to avoid waste and save money
  • Appendix B: produce storage guide
  • 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
Control code
1069320
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 366 pages
Isbn
9780738215280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780738215280
  • (OCoLC)720599422
Label
American wasteland : how America throws away nearly half of its food (and what we can do about it), Jonathan Bloom
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover: 2010. With new appendix
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Appendix A: how to avoid waste and save money
  • Appendix B: produce storage guide
  • 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
Control code
1069320
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 366 pages
Isbn
9780738215280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780738215280
  • (OCoLC)720599422

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