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What Goes Into Creating Food Security: A Mix Of Chef, Activist and Humanitarian

Few, if any, understand the importance of food better than a chef. For that reason, chefs have a unique part to play in making the global food system more environmentally sustainable, nutritious, and socially just.

Here are famous – and not-so-famous – chefs from around the world who are making a difference to help improve nutrition and reduce food insecurity.

Anthony Bourdain –

The late Anthony Bourdain’s influence on the culinary world cannot be overestimated. He didn’t just introduce millions to new foods — he introduced us to new ways of thinking about food, and how it ties us all together. Bourdain's legacy is an ever-present reminder about the importance of breaking bread with others. As he famously stated, “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.”

While he never considered himself an activist, he produced, narrated and starred in a documentary called “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca film festival.

The documentary divulges how 40% of the food humans produce gets thrown out, the environmental ramifications of this waste, and how people can intervene.

“Food waste is something that I’ve always had to be conscious of as a professional. I’ve also spent the last 15 to 17 years traveling the world and seeing where all that wasted food we generate in the West could go to feed people” he said.

2) Jose Andres –