Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Earth Week Film Screening: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

Each year, one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten. It ends up in the garbage and becomes one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emitters. And at the same time, 800 million people around the globe are starving. It’s a problem – but one that is actually fixable.

Join the Sustainable Food Initiative during Earth week for a screening of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste. The documentary aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food, and exposes the criminality of food waste and how it's directly contributing to climate change and exacerbates inequalities. Starring chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, the documentary shows how each of us can make small changes to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Dawn King, Professor of Environmental Studies, Caroline Karp, Emerti Professor of Environmental Studies, and Ty Paup, Brown’s Culinary Director. Light refreshments will be provided.

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