Just Eat It is a documentary film about food waste and food rescue by Peg Leg Films. We are currently in production. Release is planned for Spring 2014, but things could change. In the meantime:
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We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, food magazines and foodie blogs; we celebrate our marriages, religious beliefs and birthdays over food. The question is, “Why are we throwing nearly half of it in the garbage?”
Regular couple Jen and Grant follow the chain of food waste from farm, through manufacturing and retail, all the way to the “back of the fridge”, pledging to survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. Along their path they question expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, meeting farmers, wholesalers, food anthropologists, and food waste experts who reveal the enormous scale of food waste in Western culture. Shocking images of squandered groceries are juxtaposed with stories of organizations who are waging a war on food waste in a cinematic film that is equal parts education and inspiration.