Good Food, Bad Waste

  • Illustrated By: Suharu Ogawa
  • Pages:96
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Think
  • Themes:food waste, global warming, climate change, sustainability, enviromentalism
  • Available:04/11/2023
  • Lexile:1010L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:S
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A deep dive into why humans waste so much food and the consequences for people and the planet

Around the world, a billion tons of food gets thrown away every year, even when hundreds of millions of people suffer from hunger. A lot of what we don't eat ends up rotting in landfills which contributes to global warming. The good news is that many governments, communities and individuals are working hard to tackle this giant problem. You can be part of the solution, starting in your own home—and working together, we can decrease our overall waste and make sure all people have food security. Plus, by reducing food waste, we can also fight climate change!

With inspiring profiles of food-waste activists and tasty tidbits on things like best-before dates, Good Food, Bad Waste offers much food for thought.

“A thorough, upbeat look at the problem of food waste proposing some individual responses.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Ideas presented offer an exciting potential source for research and personal activism…A highly readable book with a topic that hits close to many homes. Highly Recommended.”
– School Library Connection
“Educational, insightful and eye-opening, Good Food, Bad Waste fosters awareness of a huge problem and encourages thoughtful solutions. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“With a hopeful message that even small changes by individuals or groups can make a huge difference, this book is excellent for independent or curriculum-related reading.”

– Canadian Children’s Book News

“Written in conversational and inviting ways…Illustrations are helpful and add contextual meaning. This book is sure to help with making better choices.”

– Sal's Fiction Addiction

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