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.
Posted in Chicago, Food, Health, photos, Streets
Tagged Alexis Pelayo, Chicago, D'Amato's, dumpster diving, freegans, N.Y.C. Bagel, Nico Hagopian, Sachi Yoshitsugu
Aaron Lewis (Courtesy Photo)
Since 2005, Aaron Lewis
has reported and shot documentaries for the Australian news outlet SBS Dateline
He has covered several news events, including Hurricane Katrina and the funeral of the first American soldiers killed in Iraq.
Lewis talks with ChicagoStorytelling’s Sachi Yoshitsugu about the changes he’s seen in the industry, such as the emergence of backpack journalism and the ethical issues at the heart of video journalism.