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“JUST EAT IT” Documentary

May 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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On Friday, May 27th at 7:30 PM, The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades (UUCP) will be showing a screening of the award-winning documentary “Just Eat It”, a 74-minute film about food waste and food rescue.

Did you know that 40% of all food grown and raised in the U.S. is not consumed? Farmers are paid by the government to deliberately dump their crops and allow them to rot in fields. Supermarkets throw out perfectly good food on a daily basis into dumpsters, much of it not in biodegradable containers to be brought to landfills.

Meanwhile in 2014 there were 48.1 million people living in food insecure households, 16.2 million of them were children. Why is this happening in the richest nation in the world? And more importantly, what are our personal and collective roles in ending it? Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm and retail, right to the back of their own fridge. In a deliciously entertaining challenge, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food.

Join us for this informative and compelling film. There will be a discussion and refreshments after the film.

Poster by: Liandra Pires

Poster by: Liandra Pires

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Date:
May 27, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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UUCP
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Website:
www.uucpalisades.org

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Room
Worship Room

Venue

UUCP
228 Grand Ave.
Englewood, NJ 07631 United States
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Website:
www.uucpalisades.org