It's to save the Earth, believe me, I get it. However, if I screw up my Thanksgiving dinner and no one in the family wants to eat it and the entire feast makes its way into the regular trash - no one bats an eye. It is an extreme case, but think for a moment how much food do we really throw away every single day?
I just finished listening to a webinar on Food Waste in the United States and it got me thinking: Why ISN'T this a bigger deal? It seems that most of us recognize the importance of recycling paper, plastic (when possible), glass and we have even stopped littering, but food, the thing I just mentioned I value above all else, is getting frivolously wasted by all of us.
I have to still absorb all that I heard this afternoon before I can truly compose a well-thought out post for you to read, but I need to blow off a little steam.
For now I will leave you with a link to the book American Wasteland, which I now want to read. The author, Jonathan Bloom, was the first speaker in the webinar and he was quite compelling.
Anyone interested in reading this book with me?