Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Food foolish : the hidden connection between food waste, hunger and climate change /
Author Mandyck, John M.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Schultz, Eric B.,
Publisher Carrier Corporation,
Year Published 2015
OCLC Number 918947039
ISBN 9780692456323; 0692456325
Subjects Food industry and trade--Waste disposal--Environmental aspects. ; Food industry and trade--Waste minimization--Social aspects. ; Waste (Economics) ; Famines. ; Climatic changes.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  TD899.F585M36 2015 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/25/2016
EOAM  TD899.F58 2015 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 08/16/2016
Edition First paperback edition.
Collation iv, 182 pages : portraits ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
A Mountain of Wasted Food -- Food Waste and Climate Change -- Wasted Food, Wasted Water -- Pretty Soon It's Real Money -- Food Security is National Security -- Reducing Food Waste -- Urbanization: Food for the City -- Other Srategies to Feed the World -- Food Waste and Public Policy -- If Food Waste Could Speak. "One-third or more of the food we produce each year is never eaten. Food Foolish details the sources and consequences of this often unintended but ultimately foolish waste of one of the world's most precious resources. Some 800 million people remain chronically hungry and more than 2 billion malnourished even though we produce enough food today to feed everyone. The carbon footprint of food waste totals 3.3 billion metric tons enough to rank as the third largest country in the world in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, behind China and the United States. Wasted food means wasted fresh water, threatened national security and increased competition for land. The $1 trillion global financial loss is staggering. Despite these challenges, Food Foolish paints an optimistic future. It calls attention to the extraordinary social and environmental opportunities created by wasting less food, as the authors seek to strengthen a global dialogue around unlocking solutions that feed the world and preserve its resources in context of climate mitigation."--Provided by publisher