Publication Date

2022

Journal or Book Title

Popular Culture Studies Journal

Abstract

Two contradictory events occurred during the early months of COVID-19: 1) with portrayals of food rotting in fields and in distribution centers, more public attention was drawn to reports of massive waste all along the food chain, and 2) more people were buying more food than they needed or could possibly use and wasting it (Roe et al. 404). Simultaneously, more people were working from home and, more generally, eating all their meals at home. The incredible rise in use of apps that facilitated food delivery has been a subject of media attention and academic research (e.g., Sharma et. al). Less reported or studied has been the rise during COVID-19 in the use of apps that claimed to aid in food waste reduction.

Volume

10

Issue

1

License

UMass Amherst Open Access Policy

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