Penguin Book


Waste

Tristram Stuart

The world has a 'food problem' or it thinks it does. This book shows that farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets and consumers in North America and Europe discard between 30 and 50 per cent of their fresh produce - enough to feed the starving in the world six times over. Additionally, while affluent nations throw away food through neglect, up to 40 per cent of some crops in the developing world are wasted because farmers lack the basic infrastructure to process and store them before they rot. Waste is both a personal journey over the world's food waste mountain and an objective investigation of this environmental and social problem. During his travels, Tristram Stuart encounters grotesque examples of waste, but also inspiring and innovative solutions. Terrible though it may seem, the global food waste problem is also a great opportunity - tackling it is easy. Unlike giving up air travel for the sake of the planet, avoiding food waste can be achieved without much sacrifice.

Tristram Stuart has been a freelance writer for Indian newspapers, a project manager in Kosovo, and prominent critic of the food industry. He has made regular contributions to television documentary, radio and newspaper debate on the social and environmental aspects of food. His first book, The Bloodless Revolution: Radical Vegetarians and the Discovery of India, was published in 2006 to great critical acclaim.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
02/07/2009
Category
  • BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND LAW
  • Politics and Current Affairs
Format TPS
198 x 129mm
Illustrations
16 pp b/w
Extent
480
US
David Godwin Associates Ltd
Translation
David Godwin Associates Ltd
Film
David Godwin Associates Ltd
Serial
David Godwin Associates Ltd
Audio (Unabridged)
David Godwin Associates Ltd
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