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Anthony Bourdain Takes On Global Food Waste In New Documentary

By Nicole Caldwell

Anthony Bourdain wants you to rethink your relationship to food. In his new documentary, WASTED! The Story of Food Waste, Bourdain tackles head-on the industry that has made him so successful in order to change how we shop for, prepare, and consume food. The film is set to be released Oct. 13 on iTunes and in select theaters.

Food is one of the biggest culprits in the climate change crisis. 

More than 1 billion tons of food are thrown out in the trash every year, equating to about $218 billion worth of meals not being eaten. In the United States, a quarter of our water and 4 percent of our oil is used to produce food that ultimately just ends up in a landfill without ever having made it to the plate.