Reading Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal

A new book examines the true cost of what we throw away

In fact, the book simmers with barely suppressed, if seemingly justified, rage: "In that all of us in the affluent world deprive others of food necessary for survival, often for the most whimsical motives, such as filling our fridges with food we never eat, it is difficult to escape from the conclusion that in this remote, indirect and ignorance-muffled way, I, you, and everyone you know behave murderously towards fellow human beings."

Next time, let's all ask for a doggie bag.

Karyn Raz


Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal
By Tristram Stuart
W.W. Norton, 451 pp., $27.95

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