American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do about It)
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Kirkus Reviews (starred review), 8/15/10
"An eye-opening account of what used to be considered a sin--the willful waste of perfectly edible food...Bloom is full of condemnation without being unduly scolding...Refreshingly, Bloom offers solutions as well as jeremiads, and not a minute too soon--an urgent, necessary book."
Huffington Post, 11/9/10
"Timely, terrific new book."
Tucson Citizen, 11/23/10
"This book could change your life."
TheAtlantic.com"Rather than being yet another industrial food system downer of a book, this is a good read that somehow inspires rather than defeats...Bloom's first-person reportage draws you in and will have you promising to always bring Tupperware from home when you go out to eat."
TheDailyGreen.com, "Bloom gives us the trash stats, but he also helps come up with everyday solutions you can put into action today." VegNews, February 2011"An eye-opening read."
Choice, April 2011
"Bloom's book is worth consideration, not only because of his focus on the American food waste problem, but also because of his evident desire to do something about it. Recommended."
Gastronomica, Fall 2011
"With a journalist's attention to research and observation, and a do-gooder's sense of urgency, he tackles [food waste] from different perspectives, examining links along our national food chain, including farms, supermarkets, restaurants, and individual kitchens."