Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series, New York

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Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series presents Just Eat It

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:15 Doors, 6:30pm Screening
Budarz Theatre, Ossining Public Library, Ossining, New York
FREE and open to the public
Post-screening discussion panel featuring Alison Jolicoeur, Anna Giordano and Sarah Womer

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 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.

More information: https://ossiningdocumentaries.org/just-eat-it/

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WHEN
May 19, 2016 at 6:15pm
WHERE
Ossining Public Library's Budarz Theatre
53 Croton Ave
Ossining, NY 10562
United States
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A Food Waste Story
"Funny, shocking and fascinating."
LA Times