Zero Point Zero Films, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, announces the release date for Wasted: The Story of Food Waste. This documentary explores what happens to the food we aren’t eating (and there is a shocking amount of it) and its contributions to various issues, including the climate crises of deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and loss of species diversity. Directed by Emmy Award winners Anna Chai and Nari Kye, this film is set to premiere Oct. 13, 2017. You can read the press release below, and view the trailer as well.
The Rockefeller Foundation, which last year made a $130 million commitment to cut food waste in half by 2030, supported Zero Point Zero Films and Anthony Bourdain to create WASTED! 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.