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Main Title Waste : uncovering the global food scandal /
Author Stuart, Tristram,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Co.,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 317920076
ISBN 9780393068368; 0393068366; 9780393349566; 039334956X
Subjects Food industry and trade--Waste minimization. ; Food industry and trade--Waste disposal. ; Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EOAM  TD899.F585 2009 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 10/31/2016
Edition 1st American ed.
Collation xxii, 451 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : chiefly color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-431) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Liber-ate -- Supermarkets -- Manufacturers -- Selling the sell-by mythology -- Watching your wasteline -- Losing ground : some environmental impacts of waste -- Farming : potatoes have eyes -- Fish : the scale of waste -- Meat : offal isn't awful -- Moth and mould : waste in a land of hunger -- The evolutionary origins of surplus -- Adding it all up and asking ... 'what if?" -- Reduce : food is for eating -- Redistribute : the gleaners -- Recycle : compost and gas -- Omnivorous brethren : pigs and us -- Islands of hope : Japan, Taiwan and South Korea -- Action plan : a path to utopia -- Afterword -- Appendix : Graphs, tables, maps and data. In "Waste," Stuart points out that farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets, and consumers in North America and Europe discard between 30 and 50 percent of their food supplies--enough to feed all the world's hungry three times over. Traveling from China to New York, from Pakistan to Japan, Stuart encounters grotesque examples of profligacy--but also inspiring innovations--to the global food crisis.