Food waste costs the average Victorian household $2,200 a year and we throw out 1 in 5 bags of food we buy! Learn more about where your food goes at a free screening of the food waste documentary Just Eat It: A food waste story.
“Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of 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 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.
"Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart 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.”
The free screening is proudly presented by the City of Melbourne and Sustainability Victoria as part of the Love Food Hate Waste program. More information at http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/lovefoodhatewaste and bookings can be made at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/just-eat-it-film-screening-kathleen-syme-tickets-31053064552
Can't make it on the 15th? Not to worry, a second screening will be held on the 22nd of February at the Boyd Community Centre in South Bank, booking here.