On Tuesday, June 2, Food Shift and the San Francisco Green Film Festival will be screening Just Eat It, a film about a couple that sets out to eat only salvaged food for one year, at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Food Shift Founder Dana Frasz, Food Shift Advisor Dana Gunders, and Ruben E. Canedo, the current coordinating chair of the UC Berkeley Food Security Committee. The movement to end wasted food is building momentum, and we hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity to learn more about the issue and solutions!
About the Event
Presented in partnership with the San Francisco Green Film Festival
Tuesday, June 2
The panel discussion will follow the film, at about 8:15/8:30pm.
$10 Advance / $12 Door // $5 Students & Teachers
Brower Center in Berkeley
About the Film
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, JustEat 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.