Facts About Food Waste
“The kind of society that would waste this much food is one that doesn't value the
earth or the products it produces. It's in our own personal detriment to continue
-Dr. Timothy Jones
Every year in America we throw away 96 billion pounds of food.
One half of all food prepared in the US and Europe never gets eaten.
The Department of Agriculture estimated in 1996 that recovering just 5 percent of
the food that is wasted could feed four million people a day; recovering 25 percent
would feed 20 million people. Today we recover less than 2.5 percent.
You can find loads of good information on the Environmental Protection Agency site:
Basic Information about Food Waste | Organic Materials | EPA
THINGS TO READ
Farmer in Chief
a NY Times article by Michael Pollan
by Jonathan Bloom
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
by Michael Pollan
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
by Barbara Kingsolver
WASTE: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal
by Tristram Stuart
by Dr. Suess