In 'Just Eat It,' Filmmakers Feast For 6 Months On Discarded Food

NPR's All Things Considered, November 18, 2015

"...Roughly 133 billion pounds of food go uneaten each year in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As we've reported, a lot of that food loss starts at the top of the supply chain. Blemished berries get tossed at the farm, and warehouses dump food that's no longer perfectly fresh. Then about half of wasted food gets thrown out by consumers buying, cooking and serving more food than we can eat.

Filmmakers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin saw similar amounts of discarded food in Canada, where they live. So, for six months, the couple vowed to eat only food entering the waste stream. They document their experiment in Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story...

Though food waste seems like a daunting issue, 'there's a lot that we as individuals can do. It's not like other environmental and social issues, where it's a systemic problem that we don't play a part in,' Rustemeyer tells Audie Cornish, host of NPR's All Things Considered. ..."

Listen to the interview or read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/11/18/456489490/in-just-eat-it-filmmakers-feast-for-6-months-on-discarded-food

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