Human Interest

American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half Of Its Food (and what we can do about it)

Jonathan Bloom

About the Program

Jonathan Bloom reports that close to half of the food produced in the United States goes to waste.  Mr. Bloom explores why most food becomes refuse, according to the author each American discards approximately 197 pounds of food per year, while many Americans face rising grocery costs and shortages are being reported at food banks across the country.  Jonathan Bloom discusses his book at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, North Carolina.

About the Authors

Jonathan Bloom

Jonathan Bloom is a freelance journalist whose writing has appeared in several publications, including the Boston Globe, New York Times, and Newsweek.  For  more information and to read his blog, visit wastedfood.com


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American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half Of Its Food (and what we can do about it)

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Past Airings

  • Monday, February 14th at 7am (ET)
  • Sunday, December 12th at 2am (ET)
  • Saturday, December 11th at 5pm (ET)
  • Saturday, December 11th at 8am (ET)
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