The Sustainable Living Film Series Screening of "Just Eat It"
The Sustainability Institute at Molloy University is proud to announce and invite you our Twentieth screening in the Sustainable Living Film Series on Thursday January 19, 2017. 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Molloy University Suffolk Center in Farmingdale, NY.
- $5 ADMISSION AT DOOR. RSVP REQUIRED before event day.
- Admission includes the film, vegan dinner, and discussion following the film.
- All are welcome with an RSVP, so invite friends and family.
- This time out we're screening the multi-award winning documentary, JUST EAT IT: A Food Waste Story.
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 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.
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.
The Sustainable Living Film Series is a documentary series presented by the Sustainability Institute at Molloy University since 2010, that screens films with a focus on environmental protection, animal ethics and sustainability.