How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It)
Da Capo Lifelong Books, Hardcover, 9780738213644, 384pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2010
The Traffic and Affluenza of food waste: an eye-opening account of our culture of excess and wasteand what we can do to change it
Jonathan Bloom is a freelance journalist and food waste expert who writes the blog Wasted Food. An accomplished eater and fledgling composter, he has covered both serious and quirky topics related to food and the environment. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Newsweek, and Variety, among others. A Boston native, he lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his family, and many, many containers for leftovers.
Kirkus Reviews (starred review), 8/15/10
“An eye-opening account of what used to be considered a sin—the willful waste of perfectly edible food…Bloom is full of condemnation without being unduly scolding…Refreshingly, Bloom offers solutions as well as jeremiads, and not a minute too soon—an urgent, necessary book.”
Huffington Post, 11/9/10
“Timely, terrific new book.”
Tucson Citizen, 11/23/10
“This book could change your life.”
TheDailyGreen.com, “Bloom gives us the trash stats, but he also helps come up with everyday solutions you can put into action today.” VegNews, February 2011“An eye-opening read.”
Choice, April 2011
“Bloom’s book is worth consideration, not only because of his focus on the American food waste problem, but also because of his evident desire to do something about it. Recommended.”