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Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal Kindle Edition
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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.
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.
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.
The information about swill feeding to pigs was an enlightenment to me and another bit of the puzzle to understanding the effects of feeding all this grain to our animals.
Like other reviewers have said, this is essential reading for anyone that eats food (or food products)!
Very highly recommended!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have never been one to waste food and have always been upset at others who did so. But I had NO IDEA of the amount of food wastage in the entire industry. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Imperial Topaz
This is a fantastic look into the global food waste problem. I used this book for my thesis. It is well researched (has been cited by the 2011 FAO report on food waste), and Stuart... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Vicki Chuang
Excellent book worth reading! I read this book once before from the library and had to add this book to my kindle collection! Read morePublished on 25 Oct. 2013 by Amazon Customer
An interesting, informative and very challenging book which opens the lid on our world attitude to waste. Well worth a read!Published on 20 May 2013 by dave
Being a researcher for my own books and talks on waste reduction, I've read many a book on this subject, but it is this book by Tristram Stuart that really made me pull my finger... Read morePublished on 24 Mar. 2013 by Anna Pitt
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