Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
£8.79
  • RRP: £10.99
  • You Save: £2.20 (20%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Trade in your item
Get a £0.02
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal Paperback – 2 Jul 2009


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£5.27
Paperback
"Please retry"
£8.79
£5.31 £5.45

Trade In Promotion


Frequently Bought Together

Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal + Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat
Price For Both: £17.88

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £0.02
Trade in Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.02, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (2 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141036346
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141036342
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

jaw-dropping ... compelling - a must-read ... Stuart has an unanswerable case --Sunday Times

About the Author

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 newspaper debates on the social and environmental aspects of food. His first book, The Bloodless Revolution, 'a genuinely revelatory contribution to the history of human ideas' (Daily Telegraph), was published in 2006. He lives in the UK.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ron Woods on 29 Nov 2009
Format: Paperback
This book points the finger in the right direction. There is plenty of food. Farmers have no problem to grow plenty but do have a problem to get a proper price because there is an oversupply.Food has never been cheaper in history than it is nowadays.
Due to oversupply and high outer quality standards, there is a lot of outgrade for second and third class and there is no appreciation for what we harvest, so we throw a lot away.
Just all this waste can feed us.To be aware what is really going on in food supply and where there is a solution, read this one.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Michael Lewis on 8 Nov 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I found this book very absorbing and read it from cover to cover in a couple of days.

Tristram Stuart's style of writing is easily read and yet at the same time remains academic and factual. The facts are well cross referenced and where Stuart makes estimations, he clear that these are just such and explains how he has arrived at these.

The amount we as a society waste is certainly staggering. What makes the situation worse is that the fact that it has become harder and harder to use food waste to feed livestock such as pigs and chickens. As a consequence, not only does the calorific value of waste food get lost, we have to grow more food from scratch (such soya by cuttng down rain forest) to feed live stock in order to satisfy the every increasing demand in the world for meat.

Interestingly, this book is on my son's university course's suggested reading list, so it must carry some weight in the academic world too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Michael Watson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 July 2009
Format: Paperback
This is such a mind-blowing book that everyone should be forced to read it and it should be part of the schools' curriculum.

The numbers alone suggest we grow and/or import stuff just to bin it; one billion tomatoes, nearly two billion bananas and how about nearly half a billion unopened yoghurt tubs. These are just a few of the statistics which pretty much amounts to £400 or more per year per household.

But this is certainly not just a list; the author informs how we can try to alleviate the problem. My own household has an almost empty wheelie bin, we compost everything and rarely discard newspapers but not everyone can do this. Lack of space is one reason and yet this problem, too, can be overcome.

However, rules and regulations stacked against manufacturers is a major part of the problem, too. The pages of who throws what away and why leaves this reader with the dreadful statistic that North America and Europe throw away enough to feed the world's undernourished several times over. Staggering.

It's a must read book of nearly 500 pages but don't be put off by a school-teacher approach that we must all eat our bread crusts; mine go to help feed the birds.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 21 May 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This a great read for anyone who eats. It is a well written story of food getting from the field to your mouth, with unbelievable stories of food waste by major shops around the capital and people around the country trying to do their bit to stop it. I would recommend the book to anyone and hopefully it will change their buying habits.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ASax on 6 Sep 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is an amazing piece of work by the author. It presents copious amounts of facts and figures on the amount of food waste that is generated (primarily in the UK but also worldwide). Tristram Stuart presents his argument through various types of food and how it is wasted throughout the food chain. For anyone who is concerned about food waste please read this. It will really make you change the way you think about food and how to reduce its wastage. The amount of research that has gone into this book is phenominal and it is a really good consolidation of information regarding the different types of food waste.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bob Ronald on 3 Sep 2009
Format: Paperback
Having been brought up in an environment in which waste was never acceptable (we were at war with Germany) I find it totally abhorrent that not only do supermarkets and shops consider it to be satisfactory to deal in excessive quantities in order to maximise profit but more so is the shocking waste created by consumers, when thousands in the world and especially children and babies and dying for thr want of the simplest of food.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Excellent book worth reading! I read this book once before from the library and had to add this book to my kindle collection! The book demonstrates the amount of food waste that goes on with the supermarkets and how better food resource management could help feed the rest of the world.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By dave on 20 May 2013
Format: Paperback
An interesting, informative and very challenging book which opens the lid on our world attitude to waste. Well worth a read!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback