Can you imagine if every time you opened your wallet, a third of your cash fell out – and you did nothing about it? Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten – for one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage. That’s $218 billion – or 1.3 billion tons – of food annually. In America, families chuck about 25% of the food and beverages they buy at a cost of $1,365 to $2,275 annually. Yet at the same time, 800 million people around the globe are starving. It’s a problem – but one with no shortage of solutions.
The Market at Lakewood Ranch is proud to sponsor this event. Adventure with us as we screen the film WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE. It aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.
A panel of our own local Sarasota warriors will answer questions after the film and a Chinese raffle will be held to fundraise for Transition Sarasota.
Cost: $10, or $5 for Transition Sarasota Members. Discount code will be emailed to registered members. Curious about membership? Check out www.TransitionSRQ.org/join
Pre-Registration: Requested but not required.
About Transition Sarasota– Transition Sarasota is a nonprofit focused on creating food and economic security by supporting local, sustainable sources. Their hope is to build a sustainable and thriving community both now and for future generations. Learn More: www.TransitionSRQ.org