Food waste is a global problem
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story, is a multi-award winning documentary by Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer. It will be screened in venues throughout Ireland this January as part of a food waste awareness week run by the EPA’s Stop Food Waste programme.
In Just Eat It, filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste, at the farm level, across the food chain, and all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the amount of good food that is wasted each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is a truly shocking insight into the global food system that we are all part of.
While the film is based in North America, it aims to raise awareness on this global environmental dilemma affecting us all.
The film is being shown in 13 locations nationwide and all proceeds will be donated to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. A list of the screening locations and times is available on www.stopfoodwaste.ie
The film screenings form part of Stop Food Waste Week which aims to promote the message “Food - Make the Most of it”. This social media based campaign will focus on the main foods commonly thrown away, and how to make the most of them. Throughout the week Stop Food Waste will provide tips and advice on how to store and cook various food, and have developed a handy resource, the ‘A – Z of Food’.
“Food - Make the Most of it” will be screened at Set Theatre on January 23 at 7.30pm.
Tickets are €5 with proceeds will be donated to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.