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Elizabeth Royte

Elizabeth Royte appears in the following:

Why Do We Waste So Much Food and How Can We Stop?

Friday, October 17, 2014

And one-third of the food we grow in this country is never eaten. Elizabeth Royte talks about the high rate or wasted food and what can be done about it.

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Fracking and the Food Supply

Monday, December 17, 2012

Elizabeth Royte, a contributing reporter for the Food & Environment Reporting Network, talks about the potential impact of fracking on our food supply. Her article “Fracking Our Food Supply” appears in the December 17th issue of The Nation magazine, and it is the first in-depth look at the topic, and how cattle are allegedly falling ill and dying when exposed to fracking fluids across the Midwest.

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Please Explain: How to Save the World—the Future of Garbage

Friday, February 10, 2012

Wherever humans go, they leave trash behind. The average American throws away over 1,130 pounds of waste per year. On this week’s Please Explain, we continue our series How to Save the World, looking at how we dispose of garbage, how recycling and composting and smaller packaging can cut down on the amount of garbage people throw away around the world, and how garbage can be used as a renewable, green energy source. Joining us are Nickolas J. Themelis, Director, Earth Engineering Center, and professor in the School of Engineering at Columbia University, and Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbage Land and Bottlemania.

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All Bottled Up

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Elizabeth Royte, author of Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It, talks about the environmental consequences of bottling water, the hazards of plastic drinking bottles, and the state of tap water today.

Event: Elizabeth Royte will be reading tonight at 6pm at

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Bottled Up

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bottled water can cause quite a stir. Elizabeth Royte, author of Bottlemania, talks about everything from the environmental impact of all that waste to recent revelations about the health impact of BPA’s in plastic bottles. Also: what – if anything – we know after the latest primaries.