Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dec. 11, 7 pm, Salem Progressive Film Series- another must see

Please join us tomorrow 

Thursday, December 11th at 7 PM

for the screening of the documentary

"Just Eat It". 


In America, we throw away 165 billion dollars worth of food per year. That's more than the budgets for America's national parks, public libraries, federal prisons, veteran's health care, the FBI, and the FDA combined. 


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.  


Check out this amazing article in the San Diego Free Press, titled "The Food Waste Fiasco", by Rob Greenfield. 


See below for more information about the film and guest speakers.

 Upcoming Film

 December 11, 2014 * 7 PM


"Just Eat It"


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.



Films website and trailer: 



Guest Speakers: 


Jen Rustemeyer, Films Producer, (via Skype)


Alan Pennington,  Waste Reduction Coordinator,

Marion Co. Environmental Services

Michelle Suess Sustainability Director, 

LifeSource Natural Foods

"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."

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