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Every year, 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown out. That's $218 billion worth of food produced for human consumption that never gets eaten ... With one-third of the world's food being thrown away even before it reaches the plate, it's time to shed new light on what is food and what is garbage.

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste is a feature-length documentary that will change how people buy, cook and eat food.

Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien, we'll see how the world’s most influential chefs battle food waste — transforming what most people consider garbage, scraps, and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people, impact the bottom line, and create a more sustainable food system.

WASTED! will also showcase forward-thinking organizations and individuals who are already influencing the future of food recovery and demonstrating how eating empowers you, in the fight to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century: global food waste.

On all Platforms this Fall
Zero Point Zero
The Rockefeller Foundation
About the Directors

Anna Chai is an Emmy Award®-winning director and producer known for her work on the James Beard Award-winning series The Mind of a Chef and The Layover.

Nari Kye is the creator of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste and is an Emmy Award®-winning producer of The Mind of a Chef and the Peabody Award®-winning series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

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