Film Screening: Just Eat It – A food waste story

Friday, April 22, 2016
Location:
Tamarack Mall in the empty store across from GNC
Address:

#180 - 1500 Cranbrook St. North

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?

When: Friday April 22nd, Earth Day, 7:30pm

Where: Tamarack Mall, empty store across from GNC

Cost: By donation, all proceeds towards Wildsight’s community efforts

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Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food 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 has been discarded. In a nation where one in ten 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.

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Featuring interviews with author, activist and TED lecturer Tristram Stuart, food waste expert Dana Gunders, 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.

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This event is co-hosted by the Tamarack Mall and Wildsight!

Check out the other events going on this week at the Tamarack Mall – Tamarack Mall Earthweek Poster