Watch Your Waste


Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

Meet Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It).

Food waste is finally starting to get the attention it deserves, largely due to Bloom’s writings. Americans waste between a quarter and a half of the 590 billion pounds of food grown here (that doesn’t count imports), a number that has grown by 50 percent since the 1970s. Leading culprits are consumers, farms, supermarkets, the food-service industry, and the government. Bloom also looks at hunger issues in regard to food waste and says that a quarter of our waste could feed all the hungry. Of course, getting from here to there is a complex issue.

Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Sponsored by the ND Holocaust Project and the Center for Social Concerns