Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema Film Series and the Clallam Country Waste Prevention Program will screen the documentary WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE on Thursday, May 31, at 7:00 pm in the Maier Performance Hall on the Peninsula College campus. The film was directed by Anna Chai and Nari Kye. World famous chef, author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain is the executive producer and is featured in the film. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of local experts who are working on programs targeting food waste and recovery and will highlight local actions that can be taken to feed people and not the landfill.
One-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten. For one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage. That’s $218 billion – or 1.3 billion tons – of food annually. In America, families throw away about 25% of the food and beverages they buy at a cost of $1,365 to $2,275 annually. At the same time, 800 million people around the globe are starving.
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 Bourdain, Dan Barber, 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. The film was supported by the Rockefeller Foundation with the goal of exposing the magnitude of this global problem and showing simple changes we can all make to eat more and waste less.
Experts from the community participating in the panel discussion following the film will be Meggan Uecker, Clallam County Solid Waste Coordinator; Sharah Truett, Food Recovery Coordinator, Washington State University Extension; Megan Davis, Waste Reduction Coordinator, WSU-Extension; Jessica Pankey, Environmental Health Specialist, Clallam County Environmental Health; Andra Smith, Executive Director, Sequim Food Bank; and Jessica Hernandez, Executive Director, Port Angeles Food Bank. Earlier on the May 31, Uecker will present a lecture titled 'America's Food Hangover' at Studium Generale, 12:35 p.m., in Peninsula's Little Theater.
The film is free and open to the public. The runtime is 90 minutes plus the panel discussion.
For more information contact Sean Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org.