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Film Screening

Photo of Just Eat It filmmakersJust Eat It: A Food Waste Story

The DENIN Ambassadors student group will host a free screening of the film Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the Harker ISE Lab atrium.

Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsessions with expiration dates, perfect produce, and portion sizes and reveals the core of an issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe as nearly half of our food is thrown in the trash.

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin dive into the issue of food waste from farm through retail and all the way back to 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 and survive only on food that has been discarded.

In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture are shocking. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the “thrill of the find” has unexpected consequences.

A favorite of the Canadian film festival circuit in 2014, the film has been described as smart, snappy, and eye-opening by reviewers. According to Variety, this “hugely entertaining study of America’s culture of excess…will leave audiences gobsmacked.”