"Waste is certainly one of the most important environmental books to come out in years. But it is more than that. It is an indictment of our consumer culture that should make us all feel deeply ashamed. The scale of our food waste problem − and its effect on the developing world − revealed in this book will leave you shocked. And, the author hopes, demanding change.... This book exposes all of these effects clearly, logically and readably. It made me more angry than any book I have read for a long time."
The Financial Times

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"Tristram Stuart's exceptional book describes the hideous problem of food waste.... Instead of leaving the reader feeling impotent and gloomy, he offers a list of improvements from one end of the food chain to the other... Waste is an uplifting book. It is also brave." Linda Christmas, The Daily Telegraph
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"Tristram Stuart lifts the lid on the obscene levels of produce ending up in landfill....Read it and weep" The Sun
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"This is a first class book, as copiously referenced as any academic report, yet both blunt and incisive - the sort of book one can expect only from someone who gets his hands mucky as well as inky." - Simon Fairlie, The Land 7 Summer 2009.

"The world faces incredibly difficult challenges--we simply can't afford the kind of crazy waste Tristram Stuart uncovers and describes in this beautifully reported work. It's nauseating in places, but ultimately hopeful: if we got serious about preventing this waste, we might just find the margin we need to deal with our biggest problems."
Bill McKibben, author Deep Economy

"This is one of those books that everybody should read...it should be read by every politician, bureaucrat, restaurateur and sandwich manufacturer in Britain; anyone with a kitchen and an appetite will benefit, if that is the right word, from reading Waste. It may well change your view of the way we treat food forever."
Paul Kingsnorth, The Independent

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"In Waste, Tristram Stuart... ingeniously unites many food scandals that often do not get the attention they deserve... Usefully, Stuart offers examples of what we could be doing better, from processing technologies to offal sausages."
New Scientist

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"jaw dropping... compelling... - a must-read... Stuart has an unanswerable case." Bee Wilson, The Sunday Times
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"Stuart's book is passionate, closely argued and guaranteed to make the most manic consumer peer guiltily into the recesses of their fridge." Book of the Week -Sunday Telegraph
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"Waste is an extremely thought-provoking, passionate study which could make even the biggest sceptic think twice before putting the leftovers in the bin." Scotland on Sunday
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'This powerful tract deftly illuminates the global consequences of our choices about what to eat-and what to throw away' - Tom Standage, BBC Focus Magazine

'We're urging everyone to read Tristram Stuart' new book Waste. It will change the way you think about what you eat for ever' - Harper's Bazaar

FT critics' hottest holiday reading
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"Wasteful? Certainly. Immoral? Stuart thinks so - and it's hard to disagree. ... He has plenty of practical suggestions which are achievable - for example, for supermarkets to work harder at channelling surplus food to the homeless."
The Scotsman

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William Skidelsky, "The freegans' creed: waste not, want not", The Observer
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"My crash course in food waste with Tristram Stuart", The Guardian Blog
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Martin Hickman, "Exposed: The big waste scandal", The Independent
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Phillip Birch, "Dirty Rotten Scavengers", The Penguin Blog
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Financial Times Magazine, "The Scandal of Food Waste", an edited extract from Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart
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The Guardian, Food waste picture gallery, extracted from Waste : Uncovering the Global Food Scandal
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"Lo scrittore Stuart ha mangiato solo cibo lasciato nel retro dei supermercati", Il Sole 24 Ore - Italian article with photo gallery
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"Waste... is a passionate diatribe against the profligacy that supermarkets and other corporate interests have built into today's western food system. Its central thesis is a vitally important one: he argues persuasively that if affluent nations stopped throwing away so much food, pressure on ecosystems and climate could be relieved and food poverty and hunger elsewhere in the world could be avoided... There are flashes of the engaging brilliance of The Bloodless Revolution... But Stuart's achievement is to have written a synthesis that gives irresistible force to the argument that we can't go on producing food in so profligate a way. Felicity Lawrence" The Guardian
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"Stuart's thoughtful illumination of the problem and his proposed solutions are bound to get even the most complacent citizen thinking... Stuart's brief is passionately argued and rigorously researched, and is an important contribution to the discussion of sustainability." Publishers Weekly
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"A timely and shocking account of the waste mountain, his book should be a compulsory, shrink-wrapped addition to every new celebrity chef's glossy recipe book, because it is with food that the waste habit is most shocking and most destructive." Alex Renton, Literary Review
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"This fascinating and worthwhile book shows how easy it would be for us to make a difference." Alex Renton, Catholic Herald

Listen to BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day about Waste by the Rt Revd James Jones, Lord Bishop of Liverpool here or read it here

A review by Jason Kitkat here
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"A devastating critique of the profligacy of the food industry, as well as a manifesto of how it can be reformed so that surplus food is used for its proper purpose¡ªfeeding people... In person, Stuart is an impressive speaker-articulate, persuasive and armed with an alarming array of statistical data. He also offers a range of realistic measures that could be introduced to prevent such wastage.... Most impressively, Stuart makes it all sound very easy-as he points out, there is no personal self-sacrifice involved in not throwing food away." Brian Semple, Prospect
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"This is the beauty of Stuart's book. It has a despairing statistic on every page and is the kind of tome you will find yourself reading aloud to anyone who will listen. But where others would see only squandering, Stuart sees salvation." Mat Ward, Green Left
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GOOD: The United States is a Food Wasteland
We throw away enough food to feed the entire world A new book tries to find a solution. When it comes to food Americans are the undisputed champions of one

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A Book of the Year, Sunday Times: 'It's a measure of Stuart's polemical power that he manages to make the subject seem so urgent and fresh. With eye-opening research, he shows how we are all implicated in a pointless system of waste'

A Book of the Year, Financial Times, 'One of the most important environmental books in years, and an indictment of our consumer culture'

"This may be the best book I have ever read. If I had only one wish, I couldn't do much better than to ask for every single politician and every single consumer to read this book from cover to cover." Organic Lifestyle Magazine
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"Tristram Stuart's investigation has been written for anyone who wants to understand the very waste issues that are the 'elephants in the room' for many food and beverage companies.... The development of complex food supply chains and waste outcomes were excellently described... This was brilliantly contextualised for the retail and service sectors where the determination of food disposal by risk alone is commonplace leading to the wasting of perfectly useful products.... His book packages much of what is wrong with our current food system in one paperback and it should be read by everyone." International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 3:2 (2010)

"This is the best environmental book I have read in a long time and I strongly recommend you get hold of a copy yourself."Eco Friendly Living Advice,
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"The United Nations has estimated that global food production will need to double by 2050 to meet demand from a larger, wealthier population. After reading this book, you will believe that prospect to be either the most depressing thing you've heard in weeks or a tough but achievable goal, if only the lunacies it describes can be consigned to history.... Stuart constructs a picture of ubiquitous, casual waste of food and scarce resources on a monstrous scale.... An impressive range of facts and figures have been pulled together for this book. ..  This is a story in which we are all involved. Read it, and enjoy your lunch." British Medical Journal
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