On Monday, November 7, at 7 PM, the Wayland Free Public Library and Transition Wayland are screening the documentary Just Eat It. This thought and action provoking movie will be followed by a conversation of our food (waste) habits and what we can do to waste less food and create a more equitable food system through which all can have access to healthy, affordable food.
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. 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. 75 minutes.
11/7, 7 PM, Raytheon Room.
Free. No need to register. Contact Rachel Sideman-Kurz if you have questions.