Wasted documentary

Review of Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

I have watched many, many documentaries as part of this blog. Some of them moved me to make lasting changes in my life, while others were so poorly done I chose not to review them at all. After one or two documentaries in each ‘genre’ of environmentalism however, one documentary tends to blend into another.

When I watched Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, I was more or less expecting another “Just Eat It” documentary, featuring chefs instead of ‘normal’ people. While yes, it was the same in that it was people exposing food waste and discussing methods of how to take care of it, Wasted! was much more original than I thought it was going to be.

Exposing the extreme amount of food waste the world has was a relatively small part of the documentary, and the focus was mainly what to do about it. This includes delicious new dishes created by chefs, whole grocery stores that divert foods that would otherwise go to waste, factories that use their own waste to power it, and more.

We’re often trained to think of our food waste as something gross, but again and again throughout the show we see how our food waste can become the icing on the cake. The very best part, rather than something to be thrown away.

If you’re interested in food waste and looking for real solutions, I think this is an interesting film worth watching. It’s available for rent on various platforms, including YouTube and Amazon.

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