This was a thing that I do ritualistically. But what was more malign and insidious was the systems that allowed this to happen. It wouldn't have been informed by how I was brought up or where I am from. As often as I was shocked to see the blatant disregard and illegality of the things we were discovering, I was even more dumbfounded by the legal things that go on within the industrial food complex that apparently people signed up for. This ambitious, sometimes shocking and revelatory series spans the globe from the North Pole to China, the oceans of West Africa to the forests of Asia and explores the future of food and how we're going to feed our rapidly-expanding population.
This documentary series is not Hedayat's first rodeo. To see the amount of waste, the quality of the things being thrown away—organic, fresh, handmade—and the sheer quantity—we could choose not to take the 50 still-warm bagels from one store in favor of a more bougie one down the road—was maddening. Nelufar was also a reporter for Channel 4 News, covering domestic issues for the program. The show is currently in its 1st season. Host Nelufar Hedayat brings viewers all over the world to find out what exactly is failing our food systems: how much is wasted, how livestock are treated, how fish populations are depleting and more. How did you get into this project? Nelufar speaks four languages including Farsi, Hindi and Dari.
Should great food privilege come with great responsibility? I think that the most shocking was how little I knew. And here to help you check it is a new travel show,. Of all the things she uncovered, Hedayat was most troubled by the season finale, an episode on the pork industry. This was a really shocking moment for me not just for the film but as a person. Get ready to go behind the scenes of the food industry with a brand-new series titled Food Exposed. Most importantly—Google and find out more. Premiering Tuesday, March 27, on Fusion, the eight-part documentary series presents an eye-opening look at the most pertinent issues affecting food production and examines what the true costs are for farmers, workers and the environment.
Sign up to track down the show's status and its release date. Here, volunteers cook up a feast made entirely from food that otherwise would have gone to waste. In fact, just 15 percent of the annual food waste in America could feed 25 million people, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. This is the best way to help yourself, the people and planet around you. Tell me about the freegans you met for the first episode of Food Exposed. This ambitious, sometimes shocking and revelatory series spans the globe from the North Pole to China, the oceans of West Africa to the forests of Asia and explores the future of food and how we're going to feed our rapidly-expanding population.
But we have our own part in it as well: I was shocked by the scale of our culpability as consumers. As she travels the world, Nelufar reveals the true cost of food to people, animals, and the planet. Fusion is yet to announce the renewal of Food Exposed with Nelufar Hedayat for Season 2 as well as its cancelation. I really just want to get my hands dirty, literally. This ambitious, sometimes shocking and revelatory series spans the globe from the North Pole to China, the oceans of West Africa to the forests of Asia and explores the future of food and how we're going to feed our rapidly-expanding population. What surprised you the most about them? I thought they were dirty, poor people with a vendetta against the Western way of life. Did you have any preconceived notions about freeganism before the Trash Tour? One of the tour leaders, David, explained to me that this is part of the capitalist system, that the food thrown out is built into a consumerist way of life.
Hosted by award-winning journalist Nelufar Hedayat, the eye-opening series examines how our appetites shape our world, investigating the global food chain and the origins of our favorite ingredients. She examines the origin stories of our favorite ingredients and the regulations or lack thereof that drive our global food chain. Give me an old-fashioned trafficker any day over a multinational and their lawyers. Many of them have come from seas that are. I would never have met and learned about the tradition of wild palm oil cultivation with the rambunctious Stanley nor have documented unscrupulous foreign palm oil companies clearing land without proper consultation of the locals on disputed land.
That was the thread that I pulled to get to where we are now with this eight-part series. In the past, Hedayat has won awards for documentaries tackling difficult subjects like child brides, the dog meat trade in Vietnam, and illegal traffickers. They want a society made fair and a food system that values the resources used to make the food we throw away. You know, the gatherings, the parties. In the premiere episode, Nel joins freegans on a New York Trash Tour — an event that highlights how much food is being dumped by retail establishments every single day.
This human instinct to get to the bottom or in this case, the end of a thread can lead it to unravel into a pile of nothingness. Know it All but my god was I shocked and surprise throughout. And she speaks to a mother who confesses how much of the produce she buys at the local farmers market gets tossed, week in and week out. She examines the origin stories of our favorite ingredients and the regulations or lack thereof that drive our global food chain. My aim with Food Exposed was a selfish one in that truly I was finding these things out for myself. And all it takes is people at all levels, from producer to plate, to just care a little bit more, be more transparent, and accept responsibility to cause the most amazing change.
Be plant-based or a flexitarian if you can. About five years ago I was vegan-curious and was doing a lot of research about where my food was coming from. Hosted by award-winning journalist Nelufar Hedayat, the eye-opening series examines how our appetites shape our world, investigating the global food chain and the origins of our favorite ingredients. It's really hard for me to sit in front of a computer and feel like I'm nailing it. We had to be there to capture it and show that these locals are right in their grievances. The eight-part series also taps the talent of celebrities who are doing their own part in changing the food systems, including Nicole Richie, Jordana Brewster, Moby, Dominic Monaghan and others.