Ocean Views: Food waste is serious

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 5:30pm

Calling all chefs… and composters, back yard recyclers, and transfer station managers, and anyone interested in knowing more about how food waste is being handled (or not handled) worldwide, to a viewing of an incredibly interesting film, “Wasted! The story of food waste,” on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Island Free Library.

This is a fast-paced film with valuable information: starting with the fact that 40 percent of the food produced for human consumption in the U.S. is wasted every year. It demonstrates how great chefs, such as Dan Barber, are leading the way to reducing the amount of food wasted in a world dominated by hunger. This film includes lots of examples — from individuals, to small businesses, to whole governments — working to reduce the amount of food that is wasted in landfills and contributing to the release of climate changing greenhouse gases. To see the trailer, go to http://www.wastedfilm.com/videos/.

Join The Nature Conservancy and Island Free Library for January’s Film & Soup presentation of “Wasted! The story of food waste” on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m., at the Island Free Library. As always, there will be homemade soup, so bring a spoon and cup/bowl to share the soup.