American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half Its Food (and What We Can Do About It)

How much food do you waste? The typical U.S. household squanders nearly half its food. Other estimates indicate that a quarter to half of all food produced in the United States goes uneatenleft in fields to rot, spoiled during transport or thrown out at the grocery store. In this insightful book, Jonathon Bloom chronicles how we waste food from farm to fridge to the garbage can, examines the impact of our wasteful practices and includes suggestions on how individuals and the nation can curb waste.

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