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Environmental Film Series: Screening of “Just Eat It!”
May 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Phipps’ Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries.
“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 waste — from farm, through retail and 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 would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 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.”
Post-film discussion will be led by Hana Uman, senior program manager at 412 Food Rescue.
Film will be screened at Botany Hall.