Earlier this week I wrote about Jonathan Bloom’s new book American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half Of Its Food (and what we can do about it). On a related note, this afternoon my wonderful and brilliant colleague Michael Webber will be on Science Friday to discuss the energy lost in the food we waste (yes, the very same topic we wrote about in New Scientist). Today’s episode is broadly entitled “Healthy Eating:”
Only 26 percent of the nation’s adults eat vegetables three or more times a day, according to a recent report from the CDC. At the same time, the USDA estimates that Americans waste 27% of their food — the energy equivalent of ~350 million barrels of oil a year. In this segment, we’ll look at our eating habits, and why they can be hard to change.
Walter Willett, Chairman of the Nutrition Department at Harvard’s School of Public Health will be on as well.