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Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Alex V. Barnard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698110
eISBN:
9781452954295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698110.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book explores how 40% of America’s food supply is thrown out—uneaten—through the lens of one group of activists, “freegans,” in New York City dedicated to recovering, redistributing, and reusing ... More


A Brief History of a Tomato

Alex V. Barnard

in Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698110
eISBN:
9781452954295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698110.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter begins by following a tomato from the fields of Mexico to the curb of New York City. Consumers are increasingly aware of the exploitation of land and labor that goes into bringing ... More


Capitalism’s Cast-offs

Alex V. Barnard

in Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698110
eISBN:
9781452954295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698110.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 1 charts the origins of freeganism in anarchist movements committed to “dropping out” of capitalism by living off its waste. It shows how the rise of movements with a political program of ... More


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