CHARTS: Everyone Is Throwing Away Too Much Food

It's no secret that Americans throw away an enormous amount of food, sending day-old leftovers and slightly wilted spinach straight to the garbage. But what about the food that never even makes it to the kitchen table? A new report released by a British engineering society reveals that worldwide, billions of tons of food are squandered each year because of poor agriculture practices, which include inefficient harvesting and inadequate infrastructure and ... Full Story »

Posted by Andrew Whiteman - via Mother Jones
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Posted by: Posted by Andrew Whiteman - Jan 15, 2013 - 12:43 PM PST
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Edited by: Andrew Whiteman - Jan 15, 2013 - 11:03 PM PST
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by Sirajul Islam - Jan. 16, 2013

A plain and simple short report by Mother Jones' Washington bureau writing fellow Dana Liebelson based on a serious study done by the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

A similar report based on the same study appeared on the CNN on 3rd January 2013, which covers the study better than Dana. However, as a fellow, her initiative is praiseworthy.

“This level of wastage is a tragedy that cannot continue if we are to succeed in the challenge of sustainably meeting our future food demands, The potential to ... More »

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Andrew Whiteman
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by Andrew Whiteman - Jan. 15, 2013

Mother Jones generally does a good job of researching their articles and posting the links throughout their articles. The links in this article seem to check out. It's not particularly courageous or insightful, but it's meaningful.

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