"Wasted! The Story of Food Waste"
Wednesday Oct 24th, 6 - 8:30 PM
Milton Public Library
476 Canton Ave
While food waste might not sound like a very exciting topic, this film is way more inspiring than the title suggests. Anthony Bourdain and other top chefs offer creative and yummy uses for parts of plants not typically considered "food", from scraps more frequently sent to the trash (preferably composted if need be), and from bycatch and other completely edible, yet often wasted foods.
Why is a local sustainability organization hosting a film about food waste? Unfortunately 40% of food produced for human consumption in the US is wasted and 90% of it ends up in landfills, where it decomposes and becomes methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. While 1 in 8 Americans are food insecure, one pound of food per person is wasted per day and that waste is contributing to climate change. Join us as we learn how to do something about it - one yummy meal at a time.
Be inspired, become informed, and enjoy some sustainable snacks at the same time.
"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." - Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle