Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Sustainable Rossmoor and the Rossmoor Vegan Club are jointly sponsoring Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story on Wednesday, June 7th at 7 p.m. in Peacock Hall at Gateway. It’s won over a dozen international awards.

What does food have to do with Climate Change?
Why would we want to buy cosmetically challenged produce?
How can a person eat healthily in the US for an average of $17/mo without raising it?  And have plenty extra to share?

Join a young film-making couple as they follow the story of food waste on a massive scale to food rescue programs. See some of the 40% of the food grown or raised in the US that is never eaten. For example, suppliers throw out tons and tons of perfectly edible fruits and vegetables – from 20 to 75 percent of a harvest, valued at billions of dollars.

The good-humored couple decide to conduct an experiment to eat only discarded food for six months; their enthusiasm for this treasure hunt is infectious. They bring home more than $20,000 worth of wasted food.

From Variety MagazineWho’d have thought that a documentary about scavenging would serve up so much food porn? In their hugely entertaining “Just Eat It,” Canadian filmmaking couple Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer conduct an experiment to eat only discarded food for six months, highlighting an environmental crisis evidently fed by wasteful North American eating habits, but in a cheeky, accessible way. The cornucopia they discover inside dumpsters will leave audiences gobsmacked, and will have them mopping up their dinner plates with renewed vigor. Comparisons with “Super Size Me” are inevitable, and with savvy marketing, the filmmakers may have a small international sleeper on their hands.

A raffle will be held, and “Keep it Fresh” green bags will be available.

Finally, read what Barack has to say . . . Barack Obama on food and climate change
(from a talk given by Barack Obama at the Seeds & Chips Global Food Innovation Summit.)

”Food has not been the focus of climate change discussions as much as it should have been.”

“A part of this is also going to be wasting less food.”

***Can’t make this date to enjoy it on the big screen? The BIG, NEW, HI-DEF screen? Then check out the DVD from our Rossmoor library anytime afterward.  Once shown, Sustainable Rossmoor donates our DVDs to the library.

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