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Waste Uncovering the Global Food Scandal

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ISBN-10: 039334956X

ISBN-13: 9780393349566

Edition: 2009

Authors: Tristram Stuart

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With shortages, volatile prices and nearly one billion people hungry, the world has a food problem—or thinks it does. Farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets and consumers in North America and Europe discard up to half of their food—enough to feed all the world's hungry at least three times over. Forests are destroyed and nearly one tenth of the West's greenhouse gas emissions are released growing food that will never be eaten. While affluent nations throw away food through neglect, in the developing world crops rot because farmers lack the means to process, store and transport them to market.But there could be surprisingly painless remedies for what has become one of the world's most pressing…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Tristram Stuart has been a freelance writer for Indian newspapers, a project manager in Kosovo and a prominent critic of the food industry. He has made regular contributions to television documentaries, radio and newspapers on the social and environmental aspects of food. His first book, The Bloodless Revolution--'magnificently detailed and wide-ranging' (New Yorker)--was published in 2007, and Waste in 2009. A graduate of Cambridge University, he lives in England, where he rears pigs, chickens and bees.