The topic of food waste is getting more and more attention these days—and for good reason. In the US, 40% of the food produced ends up in the trash. Meanwhile, 42 million people in the US alone struggle to get enough food, and 795 million people world-wide face hunger. Not only is food waste contributing to the national and global hunger crisis, it perpetuates serious environmental issues like deforestation and climate change. For this reason, Anthony Bourdain found it necessary to address the issue in the brand new food waste documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.

Food systems around the world have become increasingly wasteful with the consequences associated with food waste have simultaneously grown in severity. But the trend doesn't have to continue. It turns out that a lot of what we throw away is perfectly edible and often delicious. When we neglect to use parts of foods falsely deemed useless, we're actually missing out on extra nutrition and flavor. 

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Watch Trash Turn into Treasure

One of the most exciting things about this food waste documentary is that it features world-renowned esteemed chefs like Massimo Bottura and Dan Barber from Netflix's Chef's Table, as well as the Food Network's Mario Batali and James Beard Foundation's Rising Star Chef, Danny Bowien. Not only do these leading chefs prove that the parts of meat and plants we often throw away are indeed edible, they show that a little creativity can easily transform things we typically reject as trash into delicacies worth drooling over.

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Learn From The Experts

This food waste documentary is made by people from all parts of the food world. The directors also created the binge-worthy, foodie-favorite shows including The Mind of a Chef and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. The executive producer of the film is none other than Anthony Bourdain himself, who we know we can trust to tell it like it is. 

Along with top chefs and food authorities, you will hear from environmental experts and advocates who offer potential fixes and changes that everyone can get on board with. Every aspect of food waste, from the usefulness of food scraps to the bigger environmental impacts, will be addressed in this film by people who know their stuff.

Find Out What you Can Do

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Another reason to get pumped for this food waste documentary is that it highlights the organizations out there that are actively working to combat food waste. As you see real-life examples of groups and individuals of all backgrounds and lifestyles fight to change the food industry for the better, you will be inspired to personally take action. Rather than making you feel helpless, this food waste documentary seeks to stimulate positive action in its viewers.

Whether you're a home cook looking for new ways to use up every last bit of food, an environmental activist who wants to get involved, or just someone who wants the best for our food industry and planet, this food waste documentary is something to get excited about. See it in theaters on Oct. 13