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5 Food Waste Videos You Need to Watch

From comedy routines to creating a craft beer entirely from wasted food, these five videos are a must see for those who want to be up to speed on food waste. 

1. "Why are we wasting so much food?" by AJ+

  • Award-winning author Tristram Stuart argues that food waste is a global scandal of excess, and argues for widespread reform and change. This is an adaption of Stuart's TED talk on Food Waste.

  • Key Quote: "From 1982 to 2002, the average Pizza slice grew 70% in calorie size and the average chocolate chip cookie quadrupled in size."

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2. "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Food Waste (HBO)" by Last Week Tonight

  • Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat.

  • Key Quote "Americans waste enough food each year to fill 730 football stadiums"

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3. "Food Waste - A Story of Excess" by Visually

  • Fresh food recycler that creates a fertilizer using produce that is too spoiled to sell at supermarkets. 

  • Key Quote - "2.5 million children die every year due to malnutrition"

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4. "Food For Tomorrow 2015 - Keynote: A New Proposal on Food Waste" by New York Times Conferences

  • Chellie Pingree, Congresswoman (D-Maine) discusses food waste, statistics, and policy changes that need to be made in the United States Congress. 

  • Key Quote: "If food waste was a country, it would be the third largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the world"

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5. "Mario Batali and Sam Calagione Turn Food Waste into Beer" by First We Feast

  • Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione joins legendary chef Mario Batali to brew a pruno—a fermented beverage typically made in prison— using unsellable produce from Eataly Chicago. The objective? Proving even brewers can reduce America's food-waste epidemic.

  • Key Quote: "In the U.S., up to 40% of food grown for human consumption is thrown away."

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Stay tuned for our Food Waste and Ag Tech round up next Friday, 10/30!

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