Jonathan Bloom is the author of American Wasteland — a 2010 award-winning book chronicling how Americans end up throwing away almost 50% of their food. From farm to fork, waste is everywhere–how does waste operate behind the scenes in our own kitchens, and what impacts does this have on our world? Bloom’s blog, www.wastedfood.com, explores current topics in food waste and recovery politics and his waste-related articles have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Newsweek, among others. Since 2009, Bloom as served as the Durhma, NC Food Recovery Coordinated for the Society of St. Andrew and the Inter-faith Shutttle. In his spare time, Bloom consults on food-waste remediation with the United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organizaiton, startups and nonprofits.
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