October 12, 2012

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Journalist and food waste expert Jonathan Bloom will give the talk, "What a Waste: Why We Waste So Much Food and What You Can Do About It," on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the O.V.W. Hawkins Lectureship Fund and the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy.

Bloom is visiting Bucknell as the O.V.W. Hawkins Expert-in-Residence. He is the author of the book, American Wasteland (Da Capo Press 2010) and the blog Wasted Food.

Calling himself "an accomplished eater and mediocre composter," Bloom has covered serious and quirky topics related to food and the environment. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and Newsweek, among others.

The Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP) supports social science research, analysis, and teaching on campus and beyond, and provides a forum for contemporary public policy discussion.

Contact: Division of Communications

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