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Stuart (The Bloodless Revolution) writes of the perilous illusion of abundance and how countries can reduce food waste by accurately examining how much they toss away due to poor storage or unused surplus—and why. European and American food manufacturers, supermarkets and consumers throw away between 30% and 50% of their food supply—enough to feed the world's hungry. Waste also occurs as a result of inadequate harvesting and farming techniques, prevalent in countries like Pakistan, where the author examines the need for better grain harvesting and land cultivation. Stuart's thoughtful illumination of the problem and his proposed solutions are bound to get even the most complacent citizen thinking about how slowly wilting vegetables might have a second life. Simply growing more food, Stuart argues, is not necessarily the answer. Agriculture takes up space and often results in deforestation. If rich countries could cut waste by treating food more carefully, while developing countries gained the equipment necessary to improve their output, he contends, a significant reduction in global food waste—and even global hunger—could be achieved. Stuart's brief is passionately argued and rigorously researched, and is an important contribution to the discussion of sustainability. (Oct.)
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“The world faces incredibly difficult challenges—we simply can't afford the kind of crazy waste Tristram Stuart uncovers and describes in this beautifully reported work. It's nauseating in places, but ultimately hopeful: if we got serious about preventing this waste, we might just find the margin we need to deal with our biggest problems.” (Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy )
“In Waste, Tristram Stuart...ingeniously unites many food scandals that often do not get the attention they deserve...Usefully, Stuart offers examples of what we could be doing better, from processing technologies to offal sausages.” (New Scientist )
“Jaw-dropping ...compelling—a must-read... Stuart has an unanswerable case.” (Bee Wilson - The Sunday Times [London] )
“Book of the Week: Stuart’s book is passionate, closely argued and guaranteed to make the most manic consumer peer guiltily into the recesses of their fridge.” (Sunday Telegraph [London] )
“An extremely thought-provoking, passionate study which could make even the biggest skeptic think twice before putting the leftovers in the bin.” (Scotland on Sunday )
“Tristram Stuart lifts the lid on the obscene levels of produce ending up in landfill....Read it and weep.” (The Sun [London] )
“This is a first class book, as copiously referenced as any academic report, yet both blunt and incisive—the sort of book one can expect only from someone who gets his hands mucky as well as inky.” (Simon Fairlie - The Land )
“This is one of those books that everybody should read....It may well change your view of the way we treat food forever.” (Paul Kingsnorth - The Independent [UK] )
“Deftly illuminates the global consequences of our choices about what to eat.” (Tom Standage - BBC Focus Magazine )
“Passionate, closely argued and guaranteed to make the most manic consumer peer guiltily into the recesses of their fridge.” (John Preston - Seven )
“Every day all around the globe, appallingly enormous amounts of otherwise edible food go to waste even while humans are starving. Stuart aims to educate people about where such waste occurs, how much of it there is, and what possible steps can be undertaken to reduce it substantially if not eliminate it altogether.... Notes and a huge bibliography lead readers to additional resources on this pressing environmental issue.” (Mark Knoblauch - Booklist )
Easily one of my all-time favorite eye-opening books. I highly recommend this book to those in the food industry, who care about global supply chain, food supply/shortages and/or... Read morePublished 23 months ago by E. Boulos
It was a great book and covered every aspect of food waste. Really helps you look at food and waste and grocery shopping differently. Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by Chandra
Mr. Stuart has certainly a way of writing that positively brings home the importance of a major issue that is kept discreetly behind the scenes. Read morePublished on February 14, 2013 by musubi
This is a huge book! While the author may have done his research, it was clearly not what I expected. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by StarZ