Another area of your work is food waste. How have Americans begun to change the way that they look at food?
What’s fascinating for me, and rewarding, is that the issue of food waste is becoming much more of a topic of concern. We’ve been at this fight for over 27 years, and it’s only been in the last couple of years that we are seeing traction on the issue.
There’s been an explosion of interest within the local food movement. Food is seen as a sustainable thing now, and we have chefs talking about food waste. If we are all aware of food in our communities, then we can really have significant impact. For us, it’s great that people are having these conversations because 40 percent of the food that we get goes to waste, and 50 million people in the United States are worrying about where their next meal is coming from. Those two facts don’t square up. It’s simply wrong -- profoundly wrong.