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Newsflash — We have a waste problem in this country. Want proof? In the United States, about 40% of our food supply goes to waste. And that’s just food. We know it's easy to get overwhelmed by how wasteful we are in modern America. Maybe what's missing is some hope, some inspiration, and a helpful way to get started on the path to a more sustainable lifestyle. Welcome to Unwasted — a podcast all about inspiring everyone to live less wasteful, more meaningful lives. Each week, we hear the powerful stories of people on a mission to end our addiction to waste. We’ll have conversations full of food-for-thought, fun facts, and actionable tips, tricks, and recipes that you can try at home. Because while we all may not see eye to eye on everything, the one thing we can agree on, is that we only have one life, one planet, and it would be a shame to waste any of it. So join us, every week, on Unwasted with Imperfect.

Newsflash — We have a waste problem in this country. Want proof? In the United States, about 40% of our food supply goes to waste. And that’s just food. We know it's easy to get overwhelmed by how wasteful we are in modern America. Maybe what's missing is some hope, some inspiration, and a helpful way to get started on the path to a more sustainable lifestyle. Welcome to Unwasted — a podcast all about inspiring everyone to live less wasteful, more meaningful lives. Each week, we hear the powerful stories of people on a mission to end our addiction to waste. We’ll have conversations full of food-for-thought, fun facts, and actionable tips, tricks, and recipes that you can try at home. Because while we all may not see eye to eye on everything, the one thing we can agree on, is that we only have one life, one planet, and it would be a shame to waste any of it. So join us, every week, on Unwasted with Imperfect.
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Newsflash — We have a waste problem in this country. Want proof? In the United States, about 40% of our food supply goes to waste. And that’s just food. We know it's easy to get overwhelmed by how wasteful we are in modern America. Maybe what's missing is some hope, some inspiration, and a helpful way to get started on the path to a more sustainable lifestyle. Welcome to Unwasted — a podcast all about inspiring everyone to live less wasteful, more meaningful lives. Each week, we hear the powerful stories of people on a mission to end our addiction to waste. We’ll have conversations full of food-for-thought, fun facts, and actionable tips, tricks, and recipes that you can try at home. Because while we all may not see eye to eye on everything, the one thing we can agree on, is that we only have one life, one planet, and it would be a shame to waste any of it. So join us, every week, on Unwasted with Imperfect.

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English


Episodes

Researching food waste in America with Dana Gunders

11/11/2019
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Dana Gunders is quite literally "the woman who helped start the zero-waste movement," according to Consumer Reports. In this fact-filled conversation, learn how what started out as a report on plastics in farming led her to learn that 40% of our food supply was going to waste. Dana is a true expert on food waste who knows the data like the back of her hand. In this candid chat she shares the honest and sometimes shocking truth behind why 75% of Americans believe they waste less food than...

Duration:00:48:42

Going Zero Waste with Kathryn Kellogg

10/14/2019
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Kathryn Kellogg is synonymous with going zero waste. She's written a book about it, has an incredible following on her Instagram account, and doesn't just talk the talk. She is a living example of how we all can live waste-free — yet still be a functioning part of modern society. Kathryn joined us to talk about the common misconceptions about going waste-free and how you can inspire others in your life to live a little less wastefully. Can't miss moments from the show Links to things we...

Duration:00:40:28

Former Trader Joe's President Doug Rauch on Conquering Food Waste and Hunger

10/7/2019
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Doug Rauch was instrumental in turning Trader Joe's into what it is today — a grocery shopping experience people love and flock toward. Under Doug's leadership, Trader Joe's redefined what it means to go food shopping. He hopes to have the same impact on hunger. Daily Table is Doug's latest venture — a nonprofit aimed at removing the stigma of food shelters so that those in need can get healthy food, without feeling like they're getting a handout. Doug talked with Reilly about the history...

Duration:00:42:15

Putting an End to Food Apartheid with Olympia Auset

9/30/2019
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25 million people across the country live in food deserts — or what LA activist Olympia Auset calls food apartheids. People in these deserts have easy access to junk food, liquor stores, and fast-food chains. But as Auset puts it if, "you want an organic avocado or tomato you'll be hard pressed to find it.” Auset is changing that with SuprMarkt, a pop-up grocery store that makes healthy food choices an affordable, realistic option for underrepresented communities. Auset talks to us about...

Duration:00:54:12

Cooking More Sustainably with Chef Jessica Koslow of Sqirl

9/23/2019
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Jessica Koslow is the chef behind Sqirl, a widely popular LA-based breakfast and lunch spot that seems to always have a line out the door. As if Sqirl wasn't enough, Koslow is also opening a brand-new restaurant, Onda, has written a book on New California Cooking, and is about to release a new book on jam making. It's incredible to think that this highly acclaimed chef didn't go to culinary school. In fact, pursuing a career in food didn't hit her until her college years, when she found...

Duration:00:39:46

The Power of Upcycling with Dan Kurzrock of Regrained

9/16/2019
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Dan Kurzrock didn’t set out to change the world — he just wanted to drink free beer. But a college hobby of selling bread made from the spent grains of his homemade brewing hobby turned into a life’s mission: to improve the value of food. Dan is the CEO of Regrained. Regrained rescues the nutritious grain created every time beer is brewed, and upcycles it into Supergrain+ flour, which is the foundation of a line of food products they sell online and across the nation. Dan joined us to talk...

Duration:00:38:15

Allen Campbell — Tom Brady's Former Personal Wellness Chef

9/9/2019
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It’s not easy admitting that a lifelong passion isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. That’s exactly what happened to Chef Allen Campbell — who years ago, discovered that playing the role of chef came at a cost to his physical and mental health. The result? Campbell switched gears, becoming a consultant and, recently, the personal wellness chef for New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bündchen. He coauthored his first book with Brady, The TB12 Nutrition Manual, and...

Duration:00:35:54

Joel Gamoran of A&E's Scraps

8/31/2019
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Growing up, Joel Gamoran was petrified of speaking in public. And he can't stand writing. How, then, did he become National Chef for Sur La Table, the gregarious host of A+E's hit series “Scraps", and author of the Cooking Scrappy Cookbook? Joel joined us by phone to share his story, as well as cooking tips and tricks everyone can try at home to make their cooking more delicious, more sustainable, and less of a chore. Can't-miss moments from the show: Links to the things we mentioned in...

Duration:00:41:22

Davida Lederle — The Healthy Maven

8/30/2019
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Davida Lederle, aka The Healthy Maven, has a widely popular blog and podcast. Tens of thousands of people turn to her for tips and ideas on all things health and beauty — including recipes, hair tips. It's incredible to think that when she first launched her blog, she was too afraid to tell anyone about it for 3 months! Davida joined us to talk about her journey toward becoming the Healthy Maven, and shares specific tips she lives by to be happy, healthy, and less wasteful. Hint: It's okay...

Duration:00:50:06

Trailer: Unwasted with Imperfect

8/26/2019
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We know it's easy to get overwhelmed by how wasteful we are in modern America. Maybe what's missing is some hope, some inspiration, and a helpful way to get started on the path to a more sustainable lifestyle. Hi, I'm Reilly Brock and this is Unwasted — a podcast all about inspiring everyone to live less wasteful, more meaningful lives. Each week, we hear the powerful stories of people on a mission to end our addiction to waste. Every week we’ll have a fun conversation full of...

Duration:00:01:32