Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal

Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal

Tristram Stuart

The real expense of what the worldwide nutrition throws away.

With shortages, risky costs and approximately 1000000000 humans hungry, the area has a nutrition problem―or thinks it does. Farmers, brands, supermarkets and shoppers in North the United States and Europe discard as much as 1/2 their food―enough to feed the entire world's hungry not less than 3 times over. Forests are destroyed and approximately one 10th of the West's greenhouse gasoline emissions are published transforming into foodstuff that might by no means be eaten. whereas prosperous international locations throw away nutrients via forget, within the constructing international plants rot simply because farmers lack the ability to approach, shop and delivery them to market.

yet there might be unusually painless treatments for what has develop into one of many world's so much urgent environmental and social difficulties. Waste lines the matter around the world from the pinnacle to the ground of the meals construction chain. Stuart’s trip takes him from the streets of recent York to China, Pakistan and Japan and again to his domestic in England. Introducing us to foraging pigs, potato farmers and foodstuff CEOs, Stuart encounters ugly examples of profligacy, but in addition inspiring concepts and methods of constructing the main of what now we have. the adventure is a private one, as Stuart is a devoted freegan, who has selected to stay off of discarded or self-produced nutrition so that it will spotlight the worldwide nutrition waste scandal.

Combining front-line research with startling new information, Waste indicates how the best way we are living now has created an international nutrients crisis―and what we will be able to do to mend it. eight pages of illustrations

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