Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Nari Kye and Anna Chai/2017/90 min/Waste

FILM DESCRIPTION: WASTED! The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the shamefulness of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change. The film shows how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

The local spin: Expect the post-film discussion to touch on how food waste has been a longstanding issue locally. While we're still a ways away from being a zero waste state, lots of citizens, towns and advocacy groups have made strides in very creative ways.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. [Lake County]
College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St.
Auditorium A011, A-wing, Grayslake

Experts say a third of the food that is raised or prepared does not make it from farm or factory to fork. After this film, learn what communities, farmers and households are doing to reduce food waste with knowledgeable representatives of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) and the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition, as well as local farmers. Plus, meet local groups offering ways you can promote sustainability in your community. Facilitator: David Husemoller of the College of Lake County.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.