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Video of the Month Archive

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12 August - 18 August 2017

The Story of Food Waste - Trailer

A 2017 film trailer for the movie, Wasted! The Story of Food. The film is produced through the eyes of famous cheffs. Video encourages students to consider the possibilities of food scraps and how scraps could be transformed into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

How it maps to the curriculum

Home Economics

Strand: 2. Responsible Family Living

Strand unit: 8. Energy Eff, Waste Mgt & Water Conserv

Strand: 1.3 Preparation & Food Processing of Food

Strand unit: Food Preparation & Cooking Processes

Suggestions for use: Video to start a discussion on the issue of food waste and sustainable living.

Strand: 2.2 Consumer Studies

Strand unit: Consumer Responsibility

Suggestions for use: Video to start a discussion on the issue of food waste and sustainable living.

TY Modules

Strand: Global Issues

Strand unit: Environment

Business Studies

Strand: 1. Personal Finance

Strand unit: 09. Impact of Consumer Behaviour

Suggestions for use: Videos to start a discussion on the issue of food waste and sustainable consumption.


Strand: Short Course

Strand unit: 2.1 Sustainability

The Story of Food Waste - Trailer image

Why is it Video of the Month?

  1. Both the producer and director involved in creating this documentary are Emmy Award winners.
  2. Documentary sheds light on the pressing issue of food waste.
  3. The film doesn't just focus on the problem of food waste. It also offers solutions.
  4. Solutions explore the idea of making changes to our food production chain and making changes to consumer perspectives on food that would normally to thrown out.
  5. The trailer provides an insight to the entire documentary but can be used as a stand alone clip. The clip will encourage students to think of their own solutions to the problem of food waste.
  6. Focuses on Global Goal 2: No Hunger.
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