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Anthony Bourdain to Produce History of Food Waste Film

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This documentary will show the ramifications of wasting 1.3 tons of food every year

Anthony Bourdain has been on a roll recently with projects including his CNN series, Parts Unknown; a new book, Appetites: A Cookbook; and a country-wide speaking tour. His latest project is the production of a documentary called Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, which will focus on how food waste is affecting the world.

The goal of the film is to shed light on this global issue that causes tons of food to go to waste instead of ending up on the plates of those who are going hungry.

“Chefs have been at the cutting edge of efforts to contend responsibly with the problem of food waste, perhaps because they, more than others, are painfully aware of the egregious volume of perfectly usable, nutritious food that could otherwise feed people in need, being thrown out in our restaurants," Bourdain explained in a press release.

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The film, co-directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Nari Kye and Anna Chai, will feature fellow celebrity chefs Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber, and Danny Bowien, according to First We Feast.