Chef Massimo Bottura on Why the Future of Food Is in Our Trash

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Chef Massimo Bottura on Why the Future of Food Is in Our Trash

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WHEN Chef Massimo Bottura THINKS ABOUT THE FUTURE of restaurants—what chefs will be cooking in the years to come—the first thing that comes to his mind is garbage: day-old bread, potato peels, fish bones, wilted vegetables. “We currently produce enough food to feed the world’s 7.3 billion people, and yet 795 million are hungry, according to the United Nations. The reason is waste: a 2013 U.N. report reveals that 550 million tons of food are discarded by distributors, supermarkets and consumers every year. The U.S. and EU have pledged to reduce food waste in the next 10 to 15 years. This is where chefs come in.” Read more …….. Challenge culinary arts students to develop ways to become more food sustainable and food responsible.

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