More than fifty million Americans were food insecure last year – up 1.3m from 2010. http://t.co/jmHtFER4
WIsh I were a graduate student again, if only to take Andrej Grubacic’s classes http://t.co/jz3yhMhy
Berkeley’s excellent Maywa Montenegro sent this fine romp through the latest food waste links, each one of which is a winner. Many thanks MM!
The new NRDC report on food waste gets some media attention. “Americans are throwing away 40 percent of food in the U.S., the equivalent of $165 billion in uneaten food each year,” writes Environmental Leader, a trade publication. While losses come at each step in the supply chain — from farm to processor to retailer to household — The Atlantic digs through the report and notes, “by far the most significant point of waste is at the consumer level…. A family of four can lose more than $2,000 per year in uneaten food.” Meanwhile, the Times Green Blog focuses on thepredominant reasons for wastage (science says: inconclusive data!) and the ecological upshot (25% of freshwater resources go into the life cycle of wasted food). Searching for the silver lining, NPR’s Salt blog looks at 5 innovative ways folks around the world are “combating waste and rerouting food to where it’s needed.” And Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland, maintains a website entirely dedicated to wasted food, featuring a FlickR set of funky-shaped veggies, and links to everything from Apps for food recovery programs to recipes for unsellable-peach salsa. Bloom’s gallery is particularly worth a visit, if only to glimpse the Mutato Project, a German photographer’s homage to non-standard food.
Never thought I’d be able to write this: Thanks Jake Gyllenhaal for the endorsement! Help us hit $60k in 12 hrs? http://t.co/WNPBVJu9
Wish I could make this ace story-changing conference! Food + Justice = Democracy, Sept. 24, Mpls (@FoodPlusJustice) http://t.co/W6WqQCfB
This post, translated by the fine Axel Waysbort.
Les braves gens du journal canadien Globe and Mail, m’ont demandé d’écrire un article intitulé “Ce que j’ai fait cet été”. Comme je n’en avais jamais écrit un auparavant, j’ai pensé que je pourrais faire appel à l’enfant de 12 ans qui sommeille en moi.