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WASTED! Film Showing and Expert Panel with Transition Sarasota

  • Grand Living At Lakewood Ranch 7320 University Parkway Sarasota, FL 34240 United States (map)

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.

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

Pre-Registration: Requested but not required.

About the Film --The Rockefeller Foundation supported Zero Point Zero Films and Anthony Bourdain to expose the magnitude of this problem globally, while showing simple changes we can all make to eat more and waste less. WASTED! The Story of Food Waste stars chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, and shows how any action -- no matter how small -- can lead to new ways of using more food, feeding more people, curbing environmental damage, stimulating technology and business, and ultimately improving the health and well-being of all citizens worldwide. Learn more:

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:

Thank you to our generous sponsors that make this event possible:

  • The Market at Lakewood Ranch--is held in a unique outdoor environment in the heart of LWR. The Market LWR was established to be a sustaining influence in the community’s connection to the land for generations to come. To integrate local purveyors into the fabric of the Lakewood Ranch community; to serve as a social and educational resource for the community; and to encourage all members of the community to make healthy lifestyle choices particularly in regard to the food we eat, our relationships with home and the activities we participate in. Every Sunday from 10am-2pm, November through April.

  • Grand Living at Lakewood Ranch--is a distinctive luxury senior living community with a hospitality focus. They are driven by a passion to provide remarkable, personalized experiences for the residents and their families and by an unparalleled commitment to exceptional service. Their vision is to be trusted leaders and innovators in senior living environments and services, recognized for embracing the uniqueness of each individual served.

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Eat Local Week! This is one of 20+ events during the Eat Local Week 2019. Check out a full list of events!