Food Waste Research

21 نوفمبر
2010

Information from round table discussion with Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland:

-ethical, environmental, and economical concerns for food waste

-40% of what’s produced in the United States isn’t consumed, most of that comes from households

-$150 billion is lost through food waste

-3900 calories per person per  day is produced when the average person only needs about 2000 calories a day

-food cost is 10% of household spending

-environmental concerns: methane from landfill and oil to produce food

-wasting food is morally callouss

-transition needed from “grow as much as we can” mindset of the Cold War to producing just what we need

-campus organizations that strive to reduce college waste: SPOON, Campus Kitchens, Scroungers; organization in the Atlanta area: Concrete Jungle

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