“In the United States, 40 percent of the food we produce is going to waste.”


Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, Danny Bowien and many other chefs around the world want to help people rethink how they approach their food — especially when it comes to how much of it is wasted.

The documentary, “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste,” aims to educate and change the way we all buy and eat our food from farm to table.

Calling out many examples of delicious dishes foodies have come to love that were born out of necessity and determination to never waste a morsel — foods like prosciutto and bouillabaisse — the film hopes to generate a discussion on waste and how it contributes to climate change and world hunger.

As the trailer’s synopsis says, “each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.”