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Louisiana Eats: Talking Trash

Americans waste more than 373 Million pounds of food each day. That’s a pound per person. On this week’s show, we’re talking trash — in a productive way, of course! We meet a few individuals who are working to tackle the widespread problem of food and water waste.

We begin with Baton Rouge-based food industry veteran Susanne Duplantis. Her blog, Makeover My Leftover, offers tips on how to transform yesterday’s scraps into today’s delicious meal.

Next, Lindsay-Jean Hard tells us about her her book, Cooking with Scraps, which provides a reference guide for zero-waste cooking.

Then, Michael Hurwitz of GrowNYC joins us to discuss how highly-motivated citizens have been working to make composting a regular part of New York life.

Finally, we dive into the tempestuous depths of global water issues. EPA water scientist Eliot Sherman discusses water conservation and its impacts on the food and beverage industry.

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Poppy is the host and executive producer of the weekly show, Louisiana Eats! Food personality, culinary teacher and author, Poppy Tooker is passionate about food and the people who bring it to the table.