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Author Stuart, Tristram.

Title Waste : uncovering the global food scandal / Tristram Stuart.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  363.8 St93w 2009    ---  Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description xxii, 451 p., [16] p. of plates : chiefly col. ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-431) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Food industry and trade -- Waste minimization.
Food industry and trade -- Waste disposal.
Recycling (Waste, etc.)
ISBN 9780393068368 (hardcover)

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