Foodie Pharmacology Podcast

Food Waste and Sustainability Initiatives with Dr. Peggy Barlett

March 2, 2020

Have you ever found yourself in the unfortunate position of having to toss some food from the fridge that had lingered too long and gone bad? How about food scraps or unconsumed leftovers from your plate after a meal? Food waste is a major issue in America, as well as across the globe. And guess what – it doesn’t just happen in your home kitchen! It happens in the fields, where not all foods are harvested, or on shipping lines, where only the prettiest produce is selected for resale. It happens in the production lines on school campuses from elementary schools to universities. What is most shocking is that even while 1 in 6 American children live in a state of food insecurity—not knowing where their next meal will come from—it is estimated that between 30 to 40 percent of the United States’ food supply is wasted. In this episode, I speak with Dr. Peggy Barlett, an expert who is making changes through major sustainability initiatives, about the issues of ethical eating and sustainability.

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