Just Eat It - A Sustainable Film, Carbondale, Illinois

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SIU Sustainability presents Just Eat It

Thursday, October 27, 7pm
The Gathering Place - Lower Level Grinnell, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

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/542015555997919/

WHEN
October 27, 2016 at 7pm
WHERE
The Gathering Place - Lower Level Grinnell
Southern Illinois University
275 E Park St
Carbondale, IL 62901
United States
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