Just Eat It: Free Screening, Urbana, Illinois


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Student Sustainability Committee presents Just Eat It

Thursday, January 19, 2016, 5:30pm
Lincoln Hall, Room 1090, University Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Join the Student Sustainability Committee for a free public screening of Just Eat It, an award-winning documentary about food waste and what happens when one couple only eats discarded food for six months.

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, 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, acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, and food/agriculture scientist Dana Gunders,Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiration 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.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/377203246004971/

January 29, 2017 at 5:30pm
Lincoln Hall, Room 1090
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
702 S Wright St
Urbana, IL 61801
United States
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