Can you imagine if every time you opened your wallet, a third of your cash fell out – and you did nothing about it? Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten. For one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage. That is $218 billion – or 1.3 billion tons – of food annually. In America, families ‘throw out’ about 25% of the food and beverages they buy at a cost of $1,365 to $2,275 annually. Yet at the same time, 800 million people around the globe are starving. It’s a problem – but one with no shortage of solutions.
WASTED, the new, award-winning documentary and the film for this month’s Sustainable Film Series, follows several celebrity chefs, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien and is narrated by Anthony Bourdain. These influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.
The film explores the issues of food waste from the farm to table. While showing how the ingenuity of everyone from farmers to chefs can improve the environment and help feed more people, the film also focuses on the food waste pyramid in order to promote the best practices of dealing with food waste. This film will give you a new appreciation for what we consider to be unusual food and hopefully inspire you to become creative and responsible with food.
WASTED will be featured at Loaded Joe’s in Avon on December 4th and at the Dusty Boot in Eagle on December 18th as a part of the Sustainable Film Series. The Sustainable Film Series is an annual project of Walking Mountains Science Center intended to raise awareness and encourage community conversation about pressing issues impacting our world.
Walking Mountains Science Center works closely with other local organizations to reduce food waste in Eagle County. Attend the film to learn what is happening locally and how you can join the fight against food waste while improving the quality of life for all.
IF YOU GO…..
What: WASTED film is part of the Sustainable Film Series
When/Where: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4th at Loaded Joe’s, Avon and again at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18th at the Dusty Boot, Eagle
Cost: $5 suggested donation
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