Jonathan Bloom, a journalist and consultant who focuses on food waste, will discuss the prevalence of food waste and what can be done to remedy this problem on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The lecture, which is co-hosted by Slow Food, the Environmental Studies Program and the Hamilton Environmental Action Group, is free and open to the public.
Bloom’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek. His book, American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do about It), was published in 2010 and received the IACP Green Matters Award in 2011.
Bloom has consulted on food waste reduction for the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, Harvard Law School and the National Resources Defense Council. He has given lectures at colleges and organization all across the world and from 2012-2013 was the O.V.W. Hawkins Expert-in-Residence at Bucknell University.
Bloom received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Park Fellow.