This dumpster behind N.Y.C. Bagel at 1001 W. North Ave. shows how much food can go to waste. (Photo by Sachi Yoshitsugu)
Audio Slideshow: Chicago’s Dumpster-Diving Treasures.
Research shows that the United States spends $1 billion a year disposing of food waste.
Just walk down any alley behind Chicago restaurants, bars, grocery stores and bakeries, and you can see for yourself.
ChicagoStorytelling’s Nico Hagopian, Sachi Yoshitsugu and Alexis Pelayo did just that in reporting on food waste and “dumpster diving” — also known as freegans — who dine on what others toss into a dumpster.
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Chris Dufresne (Courtesy Photo)
covers the national college football beat for the Los Angeles Times. He’s has written about the NFL, skiing and dozens of other sports since the 1980s.
Dufresne talked with ChicagoStorytelling’s Nico Hagopian about his willingness to embrace changes in the newspaper industry during his 28-year career, including the launch of his Twitter account.