Friday, September 26, 2014

Forsaken Food: The Impact and Opportunity of Food Waste

Growing up in the late fifties/early sixties, my parents were always reminding my siblings and I not to waste food as what we wouldn't eat might be a meal for others on the planet.  They also said, "don't let your eyes be bigger than your stomach".

Forsaken Food: The Impact and Opportunity of Food Waste
Tuesday, September 30, 5:30pm, Woodburn Hall 120
Jonathan Bloom is the author of American Wasteland -- a 2010 award-winning book chronicling how Americans end up throwing away almost 50% of their food. From farm to fork, waste is everywhere--how does waste operate behind the scenes in our own kitchens, and what impacts does this have on our world? Bloom's blog,, explores current topics in food waste and recovery politics and his waste-related articles have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Newsweek, among others. More on the event here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bloomington, Indiana Food Bank Competes for $60,000 Grant

Bloomington's Food Bank is in a competition with 50 Food Banks to receive $60,000 food grant.  Read the IDS article by By Holly Hayes.  Individuals may place a vote once every 24 hours through Oct. 5.