Jonathan Bloom is a journalist, consultant, and food waste expert who created the blog Wasted Food. In October 2010, Da Capo Press published his book, American Wasteland. Now out in paperback, the book won the IACP Green Matters Award in June 2011. Bloom's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek.
Bloom regularly gives talks on the issue of food waste, speaking at colleges and conferences from Indiana (Notre Dame) to Italy (Barilla Food & Nutrition Conference). He consults on food waste reduction, most recently working with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, Harvard Law School, the Natural Resouces Defense Council and several startups. And Bloom was the O.V.W. Hawkins Expert-in-Residence at Bucknell University for 2012-13.
An earnest yet mediocre composter, Bloom lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife, two sons and many, many containers for leftovers.