EPA to show environmental film in Leitrim

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EPA to show environmental film in  Leitrim

Just Eat It will be shown in The Dock next Thursday 25th January at 7.30pm .

The EPA is screening a film about food waste in The Dock next Thursday 25th January at 7.30pm.

It’s called ‘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 food 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 has been discarded.

In a nation where one in ten 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 author, activist and TED lecturer Tristram Stuart, food waste expert Dana Gunders, and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, 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 edual parts education and delicious entertainment.

All the proceeds from the €5 door charge will be donated to St Vincent De Paul.