Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: October 13, 2017
DVD Release Date: October 13, 2017
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times

Taking a lively approach to an increasingly serious 21st century issue, the skillfully assembled documentary "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste" proves as eye-opening as it is mouth-watering.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Inverts the usual eco-doc formula, spending only enough time on problems to establish their importance, then traveling around the world to prove how satisfying the solutions can be.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Wasted! is sure to be mind-expanding for anyone who's never contemplated what happens when excess food is scraped off one's plate. But the film's real novelty lies in the demonstration of actual solutions that have already been put into practice.

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Serena Donadoni
Village Voice

As with many recent environmental documentaries, the filmmakers' call to action is simple and upbeat: This isn't so hard, people, we can do it if we try!

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Amy Glynn
Paste Magazine

As this movie clearly illustrates, people need to pay attention.

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Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

Anthony Bourdain stars as narrator of this wake-up call: some forty percent of food that Americans buy is sent to landfills, contributing to a toxic environment.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

"Wasted! The Story of Food Waste" is ... darned entertaining and hopeful, as well as informative.

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Nick Schager
Film Journal International

It's a sermonizing work as entertaining as it is informative.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Surprisingly appetizing and funny...for a movie that harangues us for throwing out edible food.

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