Why do we throw away so much food? And how can we stop this kind of waste?Amazing but true: On the way from the farm to the dining-room table, more than half the food lands on the dump. Most of it before it ever reaches consumers.

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Why do we throw away so much food? And how can we stop this kind of waste?Amazing but true: On the way from the farm to the dining-room table, more than half the food lands on the dump. Most of it before it ever reaches consumers.

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50% of all food produced is dumped
26 September 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This documentary starts with two dumpster divers in Vienna who retrieve food from a supermarket's dustbin. Later on there are interviews with an organic farmer, supermarket employees, a baker etc to show how much food is thrown away worldwide.

This is partly due to EU guidelines (apples must have a minimum size; potatoes must not be too big or too small), partly due to customers' tastes (who still buys one-day-old bread?).

It is quite sickening to see how food that is still good for consumption is thrown away and to see the reasons for it. Let's hope this film is watched by many people who start questioning their own habits - do you only buy flawless fruit? Do you buy more food than you can eat? Do you still drink milk that is beyond its "best before" date?


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