"Every day, America wastes enough food to fill the Rose Bowl."
This is the first sentence from the first page of American Wasteland, Jonathan Bloom's new book about how our country "throws away nearly half of its food," and it has been ringing in my head for weeks, whenever I'm at the store, poking through the fridge, or cooking dinner. A giant football stadium filled with squandered food (every. single. day!) is a startling image but, more importantly, why does it matter and and what can we do about it?