The Story of Food Waste
Advocating minimizing food waste by eating unfamiliar or off-putting (but ultimately delicious) foods like tripe or beef cheeks, this upbeat documentary is designed to inspire viewers to reconsider the parts of plants and animals that are considered waste and learn to eat them instead. Driven by the fact that 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is not eaten and that 1.3 billion tons of food are thrown away around the world annually, chefs Anthony Bourdain and Danny Bowien travel the world to showcase many ways to utilize food that would otherwise be wasted—from raising pigs on sushi leftovers in Japan to putting so-called “garbage fish” on restaurant menus. Grades 9 and up. Closed captioned. Color. 95 minutes. Zero Point Zero Films. ©2017.