Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

2017 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 30m

An informative and entertaining documentary produced by the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, WASTED! takes you around the world, showing the 1.3 billion tons of food that gets thrown out each year and the people fighting hardest to prevent it.

The Story of Food Waste, a feature-length documentary that will change how people buy, cook and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people and create a more sustainable food system.

The film also features several food waste reduction stories all over the world including waste-fed pigs in Japan, a disposal program that has reduced household food waste by 30% in South Korea, and a garden education curriculum New Orleans. WASTED! The Story of Food Waste showcases forward-thinking leaders who show how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

This film HURTS. Is just painful. Makes you feel guilty. Literary turns your stomach around. You might not enjoy this documentary at its beginning.

However, at the end you feel empowered, opened up and you will understand so much more about what we can do about food waste.

Beautifully filmed, masterfully edited and a visual pleasure to watch. A documentary that seriously makes an impact.

Antony Bourdain actually talks to you in the end credits: “I would have made this movie a lot darker. I would have made people feel horrified and guilty so you would hang yourself in the shower. It’s actually okay to scare the living shit out of people.”