Is food waste still too abstract?… see it to believe it!

It’s safe to say that global warming has never been a hotter and crucial issue in our daily life. As 7% of the global carbon footprint can be attributed to food waste. When we waste food we also waste the water and energy required to grow, harvest, and transport it and when left to rot in the landfill, it produces methane, a strong greenhouse gas. Food waste is a big problem, and the first way to solve a problem is to understand it.

A good way to improve your knowledge on the issue of food waste and spark interesting conversations is to watch a good documentary on the topic. But you are also very welcome to join our weekly markets on friday to see how much food BFC saves from being wasted. This year alone it was 6300 kg of food!

Here we propose 5 must-see documentaries:

  1. Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

This documentary gives voice to top chefs and food industry experts to propose several steps that each of us, as consumers, can take to produce less food waste. It demonstrates how chefs repurpose food that would have been otherwise wasted.

  1. Just eat it: a food waste story

This multi-awards winner documentary zooms into our obsession for the “esthetically perfect” food to pursue and how tons of edible food is thrown away because it does not compile with our standards of pretty food.

  1. Sustainable

The documentary explores the realistic changes that can be adopted by each one of us to reverse a systemic problem that our planet might not be able to tolerate much longer.

  1. Ten stories about food waste

The documentary consists of ten chapters, each focused on a different facet of the food waste problem, such as the waste of land, and the sustainability of our food chain system.

  1. Taste the waste

The documentary provides a complete picture of the amount of edible food that goes wasted. It is an eye-opener on the technology that has been implemented to select vegetables just based on the colour shades. 

Written by Eugenia

Published by bruisedfoodclubuppsala

Non-profit organisation that saves food, reduces food waste and hunger and promotes sustainable food consumption.

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