"So-called expired food is something of an overlooked commodity. At some point along the chain of production, from when it’s grown to when it’s left on a consumer’s dinner plate, 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. each year is wasted, and $165 billion goes in the trash.
Meanwhile, nearly 15 percent of U.S. households were food insecure in 2012, meaning there were times when they didn’t know where their next meal was coming from — let alone whether it would be healthy and wholesome. The connection seems obvious: As Ashley Stanley, whose food recovery nonprofit transports supermarket excess to local Boston food banks, put it, “It’s the most solvable, preventable, unnecessary problem we’ve got.”
My take on the fourth season of Arrested Development for The Atlantic
First, be quick; lose no time; every second counts in the race with death.
Second, loosen all clothing.
Third, lift the body between you, with the head hanging down … Grasp it by the upper arms with a good hold and seize the front part of the legs with the hands by passing the arms between them.
Fourth, shake the body up and down two or three times so as to free the mouth and nostrils from slime and water.
Fifth, place the victim upon his back …
Sixth, draw the tongue well forward and tie it with your handkerchief so that it will not fall back and block the pharynx, thus choking the individual and making all your efforts useless.
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My first appearance as a semi-regular correspondent on NPR’s All Sides with Ann Fisher