Join GN in the Drucker Auditorium at the Newton Free Library on Monday, February 27–from 7-9pm for a screening of the documentary Just Eat It, a documentary film about food waste and food rescue in our society where as much 50 percent of our food ends up in the trash. Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart, and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, 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.
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.
The film will be followed by discussion with Laurie “Duck” Caldwell, Executive Director, Boston Area Gleaners, harvesting for the hungry since 2004.
The Gleaners distribute high-quality local produce to food pantries and meal programs by working closely with farmers, providing volunteer labor to harvest what would otherwise be plowed under.
Part of Green Newton’s free Greening Our Community series.