Anthony Bourdain is getting back into the film business. The famous culinary expert recently reported that he will describe and compose a full length narrative called WASTED! The Story of Food Waste.
The chef and his production company, Zero Point Zero Production, are collaborating with The Rockefeller Foundation to converse with incredibly famous gourmet specialists—like Massimo Bottura, whose eatery Osteria Francescana in Italy was just named the best on the planet, and James Beard Award champ Dan Barber—about how they attempt to reduce food waste.
Around 1.3 billion tons of food—or 33% of food produced for human utilization consistently—is never eaten, The Rockefeller Foundation estimates. Furthermore, it’s not simply restaurants. The group gauges’ American families toss out roughly 25 percent of the nourishment and refreshments they purchase, signifying $1,365 to $2,275 every year.
“This is an important and informative film and a project I’m proud to be part of,” Bourdain said in a press release. “Chefs have been at the cutting edge of efforts to contend responsibly with the problem of food waste, perhaps because they, more than others, are painfully aware of the egregious volume of perfectly usable, nutritious food that could otherwise feed people in need, being thrown out in our restaurants.”
Recently, Bourdain official produced a doc about produced a doc about chef Jeremiah Tower. Wasted is expected to make its debut during the 2017 festival circuit.