Just Eat It
Run Time: 74 min.
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 Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin challenged themselves to eat only discarded food for six months while exploring the world of food waste and food rescue in this witty and surprising documentary.
Approximately 50 percent of food is thrown into the trash in North America — by restaurants, food suppliers/producers and consumers. The film looks at expiration dates, ugly produce, and portion size, challenging viewers to contemplate the abundance of waste as well as their own behaviors.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion that considers three opportunities for reducing food waste, including repurposing food scraps into tasty meals, rescuing food for soup kitchens and food insecure individuals, and composting, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Bedford 2020 will moderate a tasty and resourceful discussion with two local experts:
Leslie Lampert, food waste reduction guru Creator of the Scrappy Chef Series and Ladle of Love proprietor
Martha Elder, food rescue advocate Executive Director, Second Chance Foods
Bedford 2020 will have compost kits for sale ($30) and information about our community food scrap drop-off program and the town curbside compost program which will be launching this summer!
Join us for an appetizing evening!
The Environmental Film Series is a collaborative effort between Bedford 2020, Bedford Playhouse, and Weeden Foundation.