Marketplace for Monday, August 27, 2012
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Tropical storm Isaac is expected to bring extreme rain and winds up to 95 miles an hour. Kai Ryssdal talks to Sal Sunseri from Louisiana about how his oyster company is faring. Meanwhile, car rental company Hertz says it will buy its rival Dollar Thrifty for $2 billion, and keep all three companies intact. A small town in South Dakota is home to a large population of foreign workers. A teacher describes the 'pink slip anxiety' that's become common at the end of school years. And our Food for 9 Billion series continues with a look at food waste in Senegal and in suburban California.
Posted In: Senegal, milk, Food, waste
An alarming amount of the food we produce is never eaten. It’s a huge waste of land, water, labor, fuel and other resources. How to limit the losses? That depends on where we live.
Posted In: Food, waste, milk
Where food is cheap and plentiful, consumers are the biggest wasters -- whether at home, in restaurants or at school. But how much of this waste is preventable?
Posted In: hurricane, shellfish, fishing industry, Isaac, New Orleans
Tropical Storm Isaac is poised to make landfall on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As it churns in the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans business owners and residents are preparing for yet another potential disaster.