Wasted! The Story of Food Waste is new documentary, starring Anthony Bourdain and featuring Mario Batali, Dan Barber, and other American and international chefs. Wasted! focuses on chef and consumer responsibility to rethink and prevent food waste.
Did you know?
· Over 40 percent of food goes to waste in the United States each year. American families throw out approximately 25% of the food they buy. That’s like buying four bags of groceries and throwing one away!
· Wasting food wastes all of the energy that went into growing, transporting, and preparing that food.
· In addition, when organic matter, such as food waste, is put into the anaerobic (meaning without oxygen) environment of a landfill, it emits methane gas, a greenhouse gas 20-25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.