Sustainability Film Fest, PSU Berks

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Penn State Berks Sustainability Team presents Just Eat It

Tuesday, April 19, 5 p.m.
Room 5, Luerssen Building, Penn State Berks, Reading, Pennsylvania
FREE and open to the public
Post-screening panel discussion

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 percent 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 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.

The Penn State Berks Sustainability Team, led by Mahsa Kazempour, associate professor of science education, has a variety of activities and events scheduled in April for the campus' first annual Sustainability Month celebration. These activities and events, planned and coordinated by various faculty, staff, and students, will focus on raising awareness and encouraging personal and community action.

More information: http://news.psu.edu/story/400893/2016/03/30/campus-life/penn-state-berks-celebrates-sustainability-month-film-fest

WHEN
April 19, 2016 at 5pm
WHERE
Luerssen Building, Room 5
Penn State Berks
Stout Rd and Tulpehocken Rd
Reading, PA 19610
United States
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A Food Waste Story
"Funny, shocking and fascinating."
LA Times