A group of Canadian filmmakers and foodies made a film about how much food is wasted in North America. Just Eat It-A Food Waste Story, will air on MSNBC on April 20 at 9 Central Time. The premise is:
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.
I'm guessing the images of how much food is wasted by the average person, restaurants and grocery stores will be pretty shocking. Some is tossed simply because it isn't pretty enough, think gnarly potatoes.
What I'm interested in learning is how these filmmakers were able to get their hands on food that would have been thrown out. Did they dumpster dive? Did they beg restaurants for their scraps? This film will probably be pretty shocking and even gross as it shows how wasteful we are. But like all things, the cure can go too far, such as "just scraping off the moldy part of a chunk of cheese."
What can we learn from this and what goes too far? That is what interests me.