We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?
Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that has been discarded.
In a nation where one in ten people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant's addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the 'thrill of the find' has unexpected consequences.
Featuring interviews with author, activist and TED lecturer Tristram Stuart, food waste expert Dana Gunders, and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.
See the trailer here.
We will be screening Just Eat It at 630pm on Wednesday 9 November 2016 at Foyer Oxford, 196 Oxford Street, Leederville. Come along and bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks!
After the movie, Anne Pettit will give a short presentation connecting some of the themes of 'Just Eat It' to our local scene, and guide a lively discussion about everyday tips and other possibilities for stopping the waste that's associated with food.
Anne is from Mindarie Earth Carers, and is co-author of Sustainability in Action in Early Childhood Settings and a keen and capable advocate for community action for change for sustainability.
We hope you can join us!
Doors open at 630pm. Film starts at 7pm.
Running Time: 75 minutes
Bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks.
Gold coin donations appreciated (and go the filmmakers who have waived their usual screening fee).
For more information about Transition Town Mount Hawthorn go to www.ttmthawthorn.org
For more information about Foyer Oxford go to www.foyeroxford.org.au