Shocking But True: What The Food Network Uncovered!

I am shocked and dismayed as I sit here watching The Big Waste on The Food Network. And I guarantee you will be too.

“Did you know about 40% of the food produced in the United States is never eaten? For every American, 200 pounds of perfectly edible food ends up in the trash each year — that’s enough waste to fill a football stadium every single day, according to Food Network’s The Big Waste, a food-waste special.

Chefs Bobby Flay and Michael Symon were on one team and Anne Burrell and Alex Guarnaschelli on the other. They were given 48 hours to create a gourmet dinner using only food destined for trash. The teams went to various markets and shops to see what they could scrounge up. They were shocked at what they found.  The amount of food discarded by farms, grocery stores, bakeries, butchers, and other shops was completely shocking to see. America’s convenience stores, restaurants and supermarkets throw out about 27 million tons of food every year.

If The Big Waste comes on again I strongly recommend you watch this show. Is it about social media? Yes, because after the show aired Twitter and Facebook were filled with viewer reactions. Is it about the customer experience? Yes, because as a customer you will be shocked.

I applaud The Food Network for this kind of programming that breaks new ground and I challenge the network for follow-ups on this issue. 

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