Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Tacoma
7:00 PM, Friday, March 18, 2016 PST
Location: Tacoma - CSL (click for map)

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.

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 74 minutes

Director: Grant Baldwin

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  1. Rodger
    #1 Rodger 3 March, 2016, 13:05

    Is this where to RSVP? In any case, at least one and possible more of us will be coming from Vancouver to attend the screening.

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    • Jack F
      Jack F 5 March, 2016, 12:34

      Rodger – We’re glad you intend to join us! It is not required to register for this event. The RSVP banner is always there on the event page but if registration was actually required an input box would be seen right there.

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    • Kit Burns
      Kit Burns Author 14 March, 2016, 13:20

      Great! You are welcome to join us. We are just across the street from Group Health in Tacoma and near Wright Park. We will see you at the movies!!

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