By Alyce Ortuzar
• Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food, By Frederick Kaufman
Author Frederick Kaufman wants to end world hunger. His book is an accounting of his quest to identify and understand what causes hunger amidst an abundance of available fresh foods.
• Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash, By Susan Strasser
…Seeing the act of throwing things away as “a good thing” is not new. Convenience, cleanliness, and disposability have been effective selling points for products since there were paper collars in the 1860s….“The demise of the system that recycled waste materials from middle-class and even well-to-do households is an integral part of the history of American mass production and mass distribution at the end of the nineteenth century.”… For the first time in human history, disposal became separated from production, consumption, and use….