Anthony Bourdain Premieres the Trailer of Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste
UNITED STATES - In recent years, many companies throughout the produce industry have shifted attention to the increasingly public concern of food waste, resulting in creative solutions to a complex problem. In the latest from Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef aims to tackle the global issue in his documentary Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste when it premieres on October 13 this year.
“I’m not an activist, but the intent of this film aligns with something that’s very much personal,” Bourdain said in a prepared statement, according to Eater. “I came up in kitchen regimes where you live by an absolute rule of using everything and wasting nothing, and of course, as a traveler, I see again and again how circumstances force people to cook incredibly well with the often very little food available to them."
According to the article, the 90 minute film has a star-studded cast of food experts, who examine ways to turn what would be considered “trash” to culinary treasure. Up to 40 percent of food in the United States ends up in a landfill, and a press release for the documentary claims that 1.3 billion tons of food gets tossed out annually. You can watch the trailer for the film below.
“One film isn’t going to cure all of society’s ills,” Bourdain added. “But if a few people start thinking about what they’re eating for dinner in a different way or think twice about throwing out what is often the best stuff, it’s a good day.”
Will this documentary help revolutionize the cooking culture in kitchens around the world? As a culinary novice, I for one can’t wait to see what suggestions Anthony Bourdain offers to help me turn my scraps into snacks.