فيلم Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste is a movie starring Dan Barber, Mario Batali, and Massimo Bottura. Through the eyes of famous chefs, audiences will see how they make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people...

Other Titles
Wasted! La folle histoire du gâchis alimentaire, Comer o tirar
Running Time
1 hours 25 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Anna Chai, Nari Kye
Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber, Anthony Bourdain
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The issue of food waste is presented in light of the statistics: forty percent of food produced for human consumption in the US goes to waste; over ninety percent of this amount will end up in the landfill, where the waste produces methane gas - a greenhouse gas - in an anaerobic process as no oxygen is able to get to the material to decompose it; the cost of food waste is $1 trillion annually; and that there is still a global problem of human hunger despite the food that goes to waste. Food activists, including chefs, some of the celebrity variety, discuss the issue largely in context of the Environmental Protections Agency's (EPA) food pyramid which lists the preferred priority for the food produced (in order): that it reach humans for consumption; that it be used for animal/livestock feed; that it be converted into energy in the form of compost and/or something that can be used or converted for use, such as into electricity. They discuss the measures that some individuals, organizations and businesses have implemented, they all recognizing that problems exist all along the chain, from production, to distribution, to storage, to consumption, to disposal. Some also recognize that a large part of the problem is defining what waste is, where, for example, forty percent of the biomass of a cauliflower plant is commercially sold for human consumption while closer to one hundred percent can be consumed by humans.

Comments about documentary «Wasted! The Story of Food Waste» (21)

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Margaret M.

The most interesting thing about this documentary is the way it's presented. It's very cool to see how a lot of these videos are edited together. I've seen a lot of documentaries, but I never saw a documentary like this one. A lot of the information that's presented here is pretty shocking. For example, the fact that there are literally thousands of hungry people in Japan. It's a pretty frightening thing to see, but it's also very funny. I don't think that any documentary should be presented as if it's the only thing on the planet that's harmful to our planet. I can't say enough good things about this documentary. I recommend it highly.

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What a great, eye opening documentary on the "Hive" of food waste, to take a look into the many different ways you can save money by buying organic produce, purchasing in bulk and saving on the grocery bill. We see a lot of tips and tricks on how to save money in the grocery store, but in a free market system we're all having to make decisions to feed our families. But it's the older generation that has to pay more of the cost of the food that they're going to be eating. The younger generation is going to be eating the exact same food and getting the exact same diet. So how do you deal with this? I highly recommend this documentary. It's a great eye opening look at how we're eating and what the cost is. It's easy to watch and you won't be disappointed.

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Daniel Anderson

The documentary is really well done. I feel this documentary deserves more than just a 2 star rating. The message of the film is pretty simple. They went out and did it. Their plan was to give away 10% of the food in the US. If it wasn't for these individuals, there would have been no food waste. The kids in the film are 12, 13, and 16 years old. They live in a high school cafeteria. They work as hard as they can to save enough food to get to where they want to go. They don't have all the luxuries we do. They have no car and no cell phone. This documentary is an amazing story that really deserves more attention. The quality of the film is excellent. I recommend this documentary to everyone. I have never been so amazed at a film since seeing In Bruges. This is a documentary I would like to have in my collection.

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Diana W.

I recently saw "Wasted" at the Vancouver Film Festival. I was intrigued to hear the story behind this film. To learn more about it, I contacted the director, Gillian Sim, and asked her to elaborate on the film's premise and its origins. Here's what she told me: "We were very pleased with how the film was received. It was well-received both by the audience and by the critics. Some critics complained that the film was too 'feminist' (although many people in the audience loved the film). "The critics hated the film. It was just another 'consumerist' movie, where people are meant to be sad about the loss of life and destruction caused by the food system. It's not meant to make people think about the food system. It's meant to make people angry that there are no alternatives to this system, and that their choices for food are affecting their health. "The film was a response to the 'food system' film, "Food, Inc". It is based on the fact that food companies are still able to create addictive food products. They are also able to manipulate their customers and place products in your food basket that have no nutritional value. When people are faced with the choice of eating healthy foods or unhealthy foods, they do the following: they buy the healthy foods, but they also buy the unhealthy foods, and then they cut back on their intake of healthy foods. They then turn to unhealthy foods because it is cheaper, and the junk food industry pays for it. "It was the film's intention to show how unhealthy food products can be harmful to people's health, and to give people a voice about how to stop the harmful effects of this unhealthy food system." "It was very clear that we were not going to be an 'op-ed' on food, but a film about how unhealthy foods are making people sick. We were trying to give people the chance to talk about their experiences with unhealthy food, and how they can change their behaviour, and their choices about food, so that they can avoid these problems." "We were very interested in how we could make it a positive film, and we are trying to do that. We were hoping to start a conversation about the problems that people are experiencing and how to address them. We wanted to talk about how unhealthy foods are changing our bodies, our health and our lives." Gillian Sim is now working on her next film, "Big Bad Blues". Watch the trailer and look for her at the Vancouver Film Festival, or if you can, see the film in a theatre.

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Judith L.

Well. I went to this documentary expecting to see a bunch of political crap. I was wrong. This documentary was a well done documentary, that actually had the balls to tell the truth. Some of the subjects had little or no credibility in my eyes, but I know that they are out there in the real world. I found myself inspired, as well as feeling inspired. I think that if you are someone who is already struggling to save money, and you feel like you don't know where to start, this documentary will not only help you find a place to start, but will also help you feel like you have accomplished something. I definitely recommend this documentary to anyone. This documentary is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen, and I'm not just saying that. It will change the way you think about your food.

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Donna M.

I have seen some really great documentaries, but this was by far the best I've ever seen. What it did was give me a great overview of the entire food supply chain. It also provided a deeper look into the food industry, where people actually die to make it. They also explain why it's so important to stop food waste, because it's estimated that we're eating more food today than at any time in history. I would recommend this movie to anyone, regardless of your politics.

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I recently saw a screening of this film and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only did it entertain me, but it made me think. To make the movie more digestible, I condensed the most important points into the section labeled "An Overview". I recommend this film to everyone, and to everyone who has a good sense of humor. It may be hard to follow at first, but keep on it!

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Ryan G.

Food Waste is an excellent documentary that sheds light on the problem of food waste and the people that do it. Food waste is not an easy topic to understand, so the filmmakers make a good effort to educate people on the topic. Food Waste is an important topic to discuss with the right people and organizations. This film is a must see for people that care about the environment and the earth. It is an important documentary that will educate people on the issues of food waste. This is a very important topic that needs to be addressed. It is a must see documentary for everyone, but especially for people that are concerned about the environment and the earth.

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I was looking for some inspirational stuff about food waste, and I stumbled upon this documentary. I found out it was a podcast, so I gave it a try. The creators managed to make it entertaining and informative. It's an interesting look at the waste that occurs with our food, but it's also funny and entertaining. I don't think it's the worst documentary you'll ever watch, but it's certainly not the best. The characters are fairly uninteresting, and I think they're better than what they're given credit for. There's a few entertaining moments in the movie, and I'm glad I watched it. I really wish I hadn't, because it might have been a better film if they had at least given the cast a better story.

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I grew up in the Midwest. I remember families gathering to eat at family restaurants. I remember meals as plain as a box of cereal, a couple of slices of bread, maybe a cup of soup. We would bring our own take out containers. My father was the manager and my mother was the cook. We would have a choice of take out, making the family a meal for a week, or taking a loaf of bread and make sandwiches for the week. My father had a lunch box which he brought to us all to help fill our bellies and replenish our daily calories. I remember the hours spent at work cleaning up, cleaning up the kitchen, and putting the food in the containers. Food was one of the most important things in our lives and this documentary reminds us how important it is. It also reminds us that we can be food deprived, but if we manage to get enough food, and manage our hunger, we can be healthier. We can manage our weight, and in a healthy way, eat less, eat more. The food in this film was delicious, it was time well spent.

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Debra Newman

I liked the movie so much I went back to the supermarket to buy the film. Not because I'm against food waste, I'm all for it. I just felt that this film was so much more than just an environmental documentary. The film opens up the minds of the viewer to the possibility of food waste and how we can make a difference. What really struck me about the film was the total honesty with which the producers and directors went about their mission. I highly recommend this film to anyone and everyone who is interested in the subject. It really helps us to understand the potential of the world and the people involved in the food industry. The film also shows us what we can do to change the system and we should always do the same. This documentary is truly inspiring. This film really does show that there is still hope and we can make a difference. I really recommend it.

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Sara B.

This documentary is about the problems of food waste in Japan and how much it costs the society. The director chose to focus on a small part of the Japanese society where most of the waste comes from. It's not the most discussed problem, but the issue is a huge one and if this issue is not solved it will affect Japan and the world a lot. The director got a lot of good info and made it easy to follow. The audience gets a good picture of how we eat and why we eat. It is a great idea to make it more enjoyable and to make people interested in it. The director wanted to make it an informative documentary but if the people understood it would have been better. The director used a few things from documentaries to describe the story. For example, the Japanese do not eat people, they eat animals. This made it interesting and the director uses a lot of pictures of animals that we can eat. It is not just a story of the people eating animals, but a story of how animals eat and how we eat them. The director explains how many people eat animals and how much the population eats. It makes it more interesting and makes it interesting to watch. He also explains that not only the people eat animals, but animals eat us and how we eat them. This made it more interesting. It is the only documentary I saw on animals eating humans. The documentary explains about the problem and how we can solve it. The documentary is easy to watch and makes it easy to understand. Overall, it's a great documentary to watch. It's a good story and a great idea to make it interesting. It is easy to understand and easy to understand why we eat animals.

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I have been a fan of Dennis Scoville since my first year in college. He is a very talented and intriguing person. He has a unique way of approaching documentary film making and he has created a wonderful series of interviews on the Food Waste Movement. He has produced a series of documentaries and shows about food waste, and now he has turned his talents to a larger scale. His new film, "The Waste Land" is an excellent introduction to this topic and is available on DVD from the Media Institute, here in the USA. There is a very informative interview with Scoville and his producer, Frank Gorman, here in the USA. I was a big fan of Scoville's work from the 60s through the 80s and he has always been able to produce a truly compelling work, and this is another great example. I hope he continues to produce quality work and I look forward to his future work.

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Food waste is something that we are all familiar with but this film makes a case for why is not the only way to waste food. It provides a lot of facts, statistics, and a sense of understanding of why we are wasting food. And the film does a good job of explaining why we are wasting food and what we can do to fix the problem. The amount of food wasted per person is about 4 times that of people with access to healthy food. This is why I feel the film was done in such a way to make it very easy for people to understand and make a change. It really is a well-made documentary and makes a lot of sense. I think if the director was a little bit more meticulous and less confident, the documentary could have been better. But for the most part, it is really good and a good reason for people to make a change.

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Jerry Lopez

I haven't seen anything more amazing than this documentary. It was so enlightening and insightful. I thought it was a really well done film. It showed us the total waste of food in the world, from the local to the global. They didn't just talk about the waste, they went into the things that are happening to the animals and how they are just eaten as meat. This is a movie that should be a must see for everyone.

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Jeffrey Collins

There are so many bad things about our food system and the price of food has escalated like never before. This film is a must see to let you know what is going on. For most people who watch this, they are like: "Wow. That's just unbelievable!" - That's because they are not aware of the fact that our food is getting wasted, like not being used and then we are paying people to do that for us. This is so important that I felt I had to write this review and share it with the world. I hope to see this in all the festivals and festivals worldwide. Please watch it.

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I saw the movie at the Hollywood Film Festival, where it was given an award for best feature film. I was quite surprised at the low rating for this film. I like documentaries and thought this one was really good, although it didn't have the wow factor of some other documentaries. It's about the problem of food waste and how we have become so obsessed with food. The concept of food waste is important because it brings out the anti-consumerist mentality and makes us all want to do something about it. It's about the money and how we want to control our food, and it's about what it's going to take to change that. The story is interesting and fascinating, the narrator is really good and the sound is really good. Overall, this is a good documentary and I recommend it.

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Joseph Mason

I really like the documentaries you can find online, but sometimes they are good for a laugh, and I just have to laugh when I read some things that are written about our food. It is bad. The story of Waste Isolation is one that is worth watching, and the people involved in it have done a fantastic job. Their interviews are very interesting and interesting. I recommend that you watch this documentary.

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Terry Wilson

I really liked the movie. It seemed to hit a nerve. And the media wasn't too bad either. But I just think the main thrust of the film was missing. The title is a clue that it will be a different kind of story about the "food waste" problem. The title, "Food Waste: The Story of the Food Industry" implies a sense of urgency, and that is a good thing. It has the potential to make people think and think about what is happening with the food that they are consuming. But it failed. This isn't a documentary, it's a documentary that tells you the story of the "food waste". It was done really well, and I hope that it is the only story that is told. I've read that there are people who have never heard of food waste. This shows that there is a lot of population that doesn't know what food waste is. I hope that more people will be aware of it. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to learn more about food waste. I really hope that this documentary will change people's views of food waste. I really think that this is a great film and I hope that there will be a sequel to it.

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Judy Wallace

An informative and funny look at the hunger-striking workers of the San Francisco Bay Area. The workers are largely undocumented and organized by the food rescue network. The documentary is based on the stories of three different groups of food rescue workers who have been involved in the food fight. Each worker has a unique story and they each help flesh out the story of the workers of the region. The emphasis on the workers themselves, their unions and their bosses is a major selling point. The film covers the history of the movement in both Spain and the U.S., the steps taken by the companies to join the movement, the battles fought by the workers, and the struggles they waged to preserve their rights. While the film is more about the food fights than the workers themselves, the film is definitely worth seeing. The tone of the film is jovial and there are many comedy elements in the film that include the employees themselves and the bosses. While the film is informative and funny, there are some scenes that make you cringe. These include a scene that is a bit too much in which an immigrant explains how illegal aliens are allowed to receive welfare while he and his wife are incarcerated. The scene is a bit too low key and unnecessary to make the film funny. I would recommend this documentary to people who enjoy movies like Groundhog Day and Animal House.

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The film is an expose of the huge scale of food waste in the US, and how to find out how to help. There is a ton of info on how to start a food movement, and how to start a community or restaurant group, but there is a lot more to learn about food waste. There is also a huge amount of info on how to get involved and get involved in your community, but you have to be willing to work and put in some time, and the film gives you an outline of where you can find some guidance and inspiration. The idea that you don't have to go to an expensive restaurant, or drive over an hour to a restaurant, or have a big car to go to a restaurant is good. But if you want a movie that will keep you focused, and makes you want to go out and work for a meal, go see this film. There are some great information about food waste, and a ton of great advice. The filmmakers put in a ton of personal stories that are very relatable to the people they are talking about, and they have a good overview of where food goes when it is wasted. The biggest takeaway from this film is how to start your own group, or start a community. Just the idea that you can go to a restaurant, a grocery store, or a produce store and have a free meal, is good. But just the idea that you can go to a restaurant, a grocery store, or a produce store and have a free meal, is good. This film will make you want to go out and work for a meal, and to start a group to help people with food issues. I give it an 8/10, it is not the best film, but it is good. I give it an 8/10, because it is not the best film, but it is good.