Giving Compass' Take:

• Madeleine Keck explains how Food Fighter highlights the problem of and solutions to the global food waste, which is often exacerbated by burdensome regulation.

• How can funders help break down barriers that increase food waste? How can regulations best protect health and wellbeing? 

• Learn about ways to reduce food waste

Food waste throughout Australia is a disaster of colossal proportions.

Thankfully, Ronni Kahn, the Australian entrepreneur behind Australia’s leading food-rescue organization OzHarvest and the protagonist in the new documentary Food Fighter, has made ending food waste her life mission.

Filmed over two years and across four continents, Food Fighter follows Kahn's crusade against the global food waste scandal. The independent documentary shows Kahn rubbing shoulders with United Nations ambassadors, big business executives, and Australian politicians as she exposes an inconvenient truth: that more 5 million tonnes of edible food is discarded in Australia every year, while up to 3.6 million Aussies suffer from food insecurity.

Directed by Dan Goldberg, the documentary allows audiences to join Kahn as she travels to Thailand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom to fight against government inaction and unnecessary airline and supermarket food standards.

“Addressing this issue is long overdue. The time has come to stop talking about it and take action,” Kahn told Global Citizen. “Food is so precious, wasting it makes no sense — economically, environmentally, and ethically — but we all find ourselves doing it.”

Since its establishment, OzHarvest has delivered more than 90 million meals to more than 1,300 charities. The organisation saves more than 180 tonnes of food every week from more than 3,000 commercial outlets.

Read the full article about global food waste by Madeleine Keck at Global Citizen.