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That was the beginning of months spent journeying through forests and villages to document the connection between people and elephants in Myanmar. The predator that made the kill—probably a lion—could return at any moment. The same distance took early humans an estimated 1. Back when the mountains were covered in forest.
Schindler is a professor of anthropology. In many countries this has allowed elephant populations to dwindle. Development often gives us the excuse to discard old traditions and destroy the environment. As I watched. In Tanzania that means living like Homo habilis.
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At a Paris feast chefs simmer cosmetically challenged veggies— gleaned or donated— into a curry for 6. Stuart flings himself into the car. After racing back to New York City from a New Jersey farm where he gleaned 75 pounds of crookneck squash deemed by the farmers too crooked to sell. Stuart bolts from a car creeping through traffic and darts into a Greenwich Village bakery.
Do you have any bread that we could use? The Future of natgeofood. Tall and blond. Stuart sails on through the market. Eighteen hours later scores of chefs. His next stop: Complicating what sounds like a reality-show contest is a singular rule: Nearly all the ingredients must be sourced from farms and vendors intending to throw them out.
The chef. Stuart himself had cooked very little. Across cultures. In developing nations much is lost postharvest for lack of adequate storage facilities.
Locals consume some rejected bananas. Thirty percent of the mandarin crop in Huaral. Wasting food takes an environmental toll as well.
Producing food that no one eats—whether sausages or snickerdoodles—also squanders the water. On a planet of finite resources. Most of the rejects will be eaten locally. Countless businesses. Globally 46 percent of fruits and vegetables never make it from farm to fork. Some U. If food waste were a country.
In comparison. Others have been making similar arguments for years. Stuart argues in his book Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal. AND U. To local markets most of these rejects go. Garibaldi says. Stuart himself has made a specialty of investigating conditions farther up the supply chain.
Along the supply chain fruits and vegetables are lost or wasted at higher rates than other foods. Either way. Stuart sips a glass of freshly squeezed satsuma juice with Luis Garibaldi.
In the fragrant orchard. LOST Produce abandoned or discarded during harvesting. Lost and Tossed: Fruit and Vegetables Every year some 2. All is ocher and dust. Pitched forward in his seat under a poolside pergola. Fifty miles north of Lima. Stuart asks: How much do you export? How much is rejected? For what reason? And what happens to those discards?
Seventy percent of his crop. We drive miles south. Easily bruised and vulnerable to temperature swings en route from farm to table. Fundo Maria Luisa.
In developing countries more is lost in production. Saving trashed food has become a matter of international urgency. They also can help reduce food waste. Stuart applauds some U. FAO until we reach valleys suddenly verdant with irrigated farmland—a consequence of foreign investment. If growers can sort their asparagus or tangelos into established grades. Grade standards—industry driven and voluntary—were devised long ago to provide growers and downloaders with a common language for evaluating produce and mediating disputes.
Next a producer tells him that he dumps more than a thousand tons of infinitesimally imperfect Minneola tangelos and a hundred tons of grapefruit a year into a sandpit behind his packhouse. For seven days Stuart traipses around farms and packhouses.
In the Ica Region. Gleaning for Good In the Picardy region of France a volunteer helps glean 1. The potatoes will join carrots. Feedback has helped organize more than 30 of these public feasts around the world to raise awareness of food waste and inspire local solutions. Portions in U. In fumechoked traffic he arranges to meet with a Peruvian congressman trying to overturn tax laws that incentivize dumping excess food over donating it.
As we careen down a serpentine road. An appointment with a food rescuer who just flew up from Santiago. Between visits he folds himself like a fruit bat into the backseat of a crowded car and types. Everywhere he goes. The possibility spurs a series of calls to his newest friends. Parliament and a letter in support of expanding the authority of the U. California entrepreneurs have hatched schemes to rescue wonky-looking fruit from burial.
He lived in the city part-time but at 14 took up full-time residence with his father in rural East Sussex. Simon Stuart was a talented teacher of English and an outstanding naturalist. He started a swill route: Stuart had begun selling pork and eggs to the parents of his schoolmates. But history suggests he will probably succeed. In exchange for manure. The larder was almost complete. He bred his sow. While gleaning. Stuart lights into the waiter. One did birds.
I know what wild mushrooms look like. After spending part of a year on a French cattle farm. This squishy stuff works. Raising awareness and building community. Simon gave Tristram his vegetable trimmings. At A disco soup in Lima seems harebrained. At that time. His father tended a large vegetable garden.
Feeding the scraps to nonruminant animals. That was about to change. With enough data on where and precisely why food was lost throughout the food chain. Waste was critically acclaimed. He was living then in London. Feeding the 5. Let nothing be wasted. Thus were sown the seeds of his book Waste. At RC Farms. At lunch he exults in guinea pig. These gatherings have now been replicated in more than 30 cities.
On day two he orders beef tripe. Thousands partake of the meals. Stuart is ambitious. One hardly knows where to begin.
They turn out to be relatives of the potato knish. The protein seems to fortify Stuart for farm and packhouse conversations that quickly grow weedy with numbers. Doug Rauch. Called Daily Table. Selling Surplus Staggered to learn that the U. X million gallons of water. But agriculture already represents one of the greatest threats to planetary health. As the population grows and emerging economies develop a taste for meat and dairy products.
His stomach for such minutiae is large. But converting more wildlands to farm fields may not be necessary. With governments fretting over how to feed more than nine billion people by If we slash waste. Eating Ugly Every year some six billion pounds of U. Not only would less food and fewer resources be wasted.
Supermarkets also routinely canceled orders at the last minute without compensating the farmers. Lacking a local market for what he cannot export. Reducing Waste: How You Can Help Developed countries are responsible for most of the food left uneaten on grocery-store shelves. Stuart replies. They eventually agreed to bear the cost of order cancellations and to expand the length of their packaging. A hundred miles from the capital. After Feedback publicized images of the rejected beans and accused major supermarket chains of transferring their costs to relatively powerless growers.
Here are some tips to reduce your waste footprint. Diners who use trays waste 32 percent more than those who carry their plates in their hands. Stuart never loses sight of this big picture. Americans spend about as much at restaurants as they do at grocery stores. And so he stands in the desert behind an Ica packinghouse. Torres annually dumps 3. I can do nothing to change the rules.
For the next hour and a half he and a team of gleaners comb through the soil. If the target is met. The next day Stuart and another team of volunteers from partner organizations wash their enormous haul in a ramshackle squat in the 12th arrondissement. Gathering at rows of plastic tables in the square. The standard plate is 36 percent larger than it was 50 years ago. The goal is to gather 1. Stuart scolds a woman for wasting time by scrubbing the potatoes twice.
Freeze or can extras. But already countries and companies are devising and adopting standardized metrics to quantify waste. Standing shirtless in a cluttered room redolent of sweat and pot. Two-legged carrots and eggplants chant. Feeling bullied. Blend bruised fruit into smoothies. By the end of the UN and the U. Stuart crows. On an overcast Thursday afternoon in September. He plunges his hands into a mound of soil and extracts several thin-skinned potatoes. Almost half these meals come from food that would otherwise have gone to waste.
As midday approaches. But not before shouting. Mostly veterans of mass production. Musicians perform onstage. Get your serving of the science. He thanks everyone who made the banquet possible. Antoinette Boyd. At the center the students do their homework and learn how to make healthy meals. At noon Stuart materializes. He mounts the stage and grabs the mike. Roughnecks arrive by chopper for their weeks-long shifts at the Trebs and Titov oil fields in the Russian Arctic.
Traditional home of native reindeer herders. In the rush to tap its resources. Floodlights replace the sun during the long polar night at Bovanenkovo. Discovered in the early s. A member of a drilling crew at Bovanenkovo relaxes in the trailer he shares with up to three other men. Most drillers are contractors for Gazprom. They work through the winter.
Miller relayed the message. With that. By Joel K. Yamal could become an Arctic Saudi Arabia funneling hydrocarbons to an energy-hungry world. Bovanenkovo is one of more than 30 known gas and oil deposits on the peninsula or just ofshore. The Yamal Peninsula. Geological Survey. But by Or so Putin hopes. In late As global warming thaws the Arctic. Russia is not alone. Alexey Miller. Gazprom estimates. Canada is mining diamonds. Vladimir Putin looked a little pixelated from the satellite uplink.
Bovanenkovo is one of the largest natural gas deposits on Earth. And with the Siberian coast now ice free for several months each year. Arctic worry about the threat to their way of life. Last fall Royal Dutch Shell abruptly abandoned its multiyear. Thawing permafrost already is releasing planet-warming carbon into the atmosphere.
Environmentalists also fear the impact of development on a wilderness with spectacular wildlife. Arctic oil and gas are high on the list of hydrocarbons we should leave in the ground.
Few companies have dipped their toes into Arctic waters. And many of the four million indigenous people who live around the The new Goliat platform awaits commissioning in a fjord near Hammerfest. Given the hype on both sides of the argument. The Arctic rush seems inevitable—and worrying. This summer a large cruise ship. Ice is still melting. Russia depends on oil and gas revenues and exports. Harsh Frontier Although the Arctic has huge energy and mineral resources.
A decade ago. The Arctic region is rich in such minerals as phosphate. Access to some is getting harder as the ice-road season gets shorter. Now prices are low. Sea Exclusive economic zone boundary nautical miles International maritime boundary Boundary of overlapping claim Active Oil and Gas Mines Norway and Russia now operate offshore platforms.
Russia and Denmark claim the same sealoor ridge as an extension of their continental shelf. Ship transits. But the Northern Sea Route. Igor Voronkin resurfaces after a day in the Barentsburg coal mine. Like most of the other miners here. They have a gym. The commute takes 24 hours. My wife sometimes complains that life is hard without me. Manifest Destiny On a snowy December evening.
So did the astronomical costs of operating in a region where infrastructure is sparse. We are now connected via the Internet and Skype. In the field they live four to a room in cozy dorms. But [a rescue] would be a very complex operation. To get workers to Bovanenkovo. Vladimir Putin is continuing that tradition of manifest destiny. Shortly before Putin opened the new gas field on Yamal. Gazprom had to build its own mile railroad.
According to Russian oil and gas experts. As a Coast Guardsman. Record-low oil prices likely contributed to the decision. When their shift is over. Coast Guard. The most ambitious project there is the liquefied natural gas LNG facility at Sabetta. A Barentsburg miner swims at the company pool after a day of dangerous work.
Now these Sovietera giants are in decline. Moving farther north into the Arctic is the next logical step. It loses money but remains a strategic Russian outpost. Scores of miners have died since the mine opened a century ago.
Yet the challenges of operating in such an unforgiving environment are hampering a predicted oil boom. Several oil companies recently shelved offshore exploration plans. Standing on a man-made island in shallow water. Break-even price of known but undeveloped oil reservoirs Per barrel. Its break-even price—the price required to cover the cost of production—is exceeded only by that of oil sands.
The trucking season has decreased by 24 percent since because of shorter winters. But that foundation is thawing and sagging as the Arctic warms. December Its round shape blunts the impact of strong winds and waves. Goliat Eni. Government and industry have done tests but have not yet confronted a major offshore spill.
This can help contain the spill. Powerful storms. A Winter Spill Oil spilled in winter can get trapped in ice and snow. Statoil This platform. But just before the sanctions took efect. More than More important. Even as Arctic ice retreats. Tschudi says: Bring natural resources out of Siberia. The harbor was full of ships. In a Chinese container ship. According to local environmental groups.
Production taxes and export duties on oil provide 40 percent of its government revenue only 10 percent comes from gas. So far.
Russia is even more focused on Arctic oil. Tschudi says. Putin wants those tankers moving for as much of the year as possible. The day they started building it. He sees it becoming the Rotterdam of the north.
Boom on the Barents In September the M. They struck oil—an estimated million barrels—but have capped the well for now. Novatek has presold a lot of the gas. Russian companies have spilled more than three and a half million barrels of oil on the tundra. In the frame of a house-size truck cracked. The first non-Russian commercial vessel to travel the Northern Sea Route. The Russian route is free of pirates at least. This greatly increases the risks of spills. Nordic Barents loaded iron ore at the Sydvaranger mine in Kirkenes.
Its novel round hull bobs like a cork. Most residents of Hammerfest, however, seemed glad to have the Goliat out there. The town was booming, with new, brightly colored apartment buildings, schools, and a cultural center. Eni has trained 30 local captains to skim oil if necessary.
It was canceled because of bad weather. It was nearly that cold when I arrived last March in a van full of mine workers from Baker Lake, the nearest settlement. In the middle of the two-and-a-half-hour drive, the van pulled over to let its passengers have a bathroom break and a smoke. The slight breeze stung like invisible sleet. The week before I arrived, a blizzard had cut of the mine for three days. One night in a hungry wolverine burrowed beneath the camp kitchen to get at the grease.
Agnico Eagle had to build an airstrip capable of landing a Boeing at Meadowbank and a mile, all-weather road to the mine. Energy is a huge component of the cost. Tanker trucks deliver the fuel daily from Baker Lake, where it arrives by barge each summer through Hudson Bay. The mine itself occupies nearly six square miles. Some of them work at the mine.
A dike keeps it from flooding in summer, when the tundra thaws into lakes and bug-infested bogs. I can support my family and my grandkids. Before Meadowbank came to town. In the Arctic. Mining waste rises in a foot-high mesa.
Our people had no future other than lining up to get welfare checks. The suicide rate among young men is 40 times the Canadian average. An iron mine opened on northern Bain Island in The lakes are full of trout. They are breadwinners. Baker Lake. But like Hammerfest. My grandson is six years. Mines ofer plenty of jobs for unskilled workers. Many Inuit live on public assistance.
Thursday they line up for a paycheck. Yet by the mine had lost more than a billion dollars. She had driven only a snowmobile before she took a job driving a massive yellow truck that hauls gold-bearing rock out of the pit. In the s the Canadian government relocated many Inuit to villages like Baker Lake to provide them schools.
A lot of Inuit and their families have trouble adjusting to the work schedule—two weeks on. Over the centuries gold mines have dispossessed aboriginal people and wreaked ecological destruction all over the planet. The mine has hired counselors. Metallurgists in white. I watched a gold pour. He wants to be a pilot. This modern industrial mine dropped into the Arctic wilderness may be diferent. Before I left the mine. Some workers. The field has been producing high-quality light crude since the mids.
On the Russian island of Kolguyev an oil field worker checks the level in a storage tank now owned by Urals Energy. Beyond the beach lies the Barents Sea.
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