October 12, 2017

Food (Waste) for Thought

by Diane Dembicki, Ph.D., LMT, CYT, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, M.S. Nutrition Program, College of Nursing and Public Health

This summer I attended the annual conference of my professional Nutrition organization, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB), which was celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the trend was food systems (and, yes, it is related to global warming).

We had an in-house movie night, with popcorn, and watched the award winning documentary Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (Canada, 2014). It was a about a couple who spend a year trying to live only on food that would otherwise be thrown away. It was a real eye opener on how much food we waste as a society while at the same time people are going hungry.

A new documentary on the subject, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, was made this year by former chef and Parts Unknown TV host Anthony Bourdain, and in an October TimesTalks interview, along with chef Danny Bowien, discuss this pressing issue of our time—global food waste—and they want to start a food revolution. One-third of the world’s food is being thrown away even
before it reaches the plate (1.3 billion tons of food), New York Times 9/27/17.

Start with the educational and at times entertaining Just Eat It, and also check out TEDx lecturer Tristram Stuart, and see what you can do to help contribute to a solution.

Food for thought.

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