I came across this documentary quiet some time ago and was very, very disappointed when I learned that it was produced in Canada and you couldn’t watch it on their website from a computer in the USA. I had watched the trailers and the clips they had on the website but I could not watch the whole film – and I assured you that I tried.
Then the film came out as available for private screenings, but it just didn’t seem feasible for me to get a large enough crowd together to qualify for a screening. My frustration was mounting!
Several months later Just Eat It promoted on their Facebook page that the documentary was going to be shown on a particular TV station right around Christmas. You would think after so much waiting I’d catch that… but I missed it.
However, finally – today is the day: Just Eat It is now on Amazon Prime (also available to buy or rent without Prime). And, since you can get a Free 30 Day Trial of Amazon Prime – sign up and watch the documentary!
The film tracks the overwhelming amount of food waste in our culture. Time and time again we are told that nations of people experience malnutrition and have no access to food. We are asked to give monthly donations to charities, or to pay our taxes so large pallets of grains can be dropped into impoverished countries. More locally we take up donations for food banks so those economically unable to purchase food from a supermarket have a place to eat. We pay our taxes to support welfare systems that feed children, mothers and whole families.
And, while I am all for helping those who honestly need the help are we really addressing the correct issue? Have we found the root cause of the problem?
Take an hour to watch the video and learn the CRAZY amount of food that is thrown away for the most RIDICULOUS reasons out there. I’m talking about the food that is perfectly safe and edible but never even reaches the supermarket. From there the waste continues, of course.
And with wasted food comes a domino effect of other wasted resources such as time, water, electricity, fertilizers and more.
See the whole film on Amazon Prime and then come back and comment below: What surprised or shocked you the most!
Having now been able to see the whole film, I give it a 10 out of 10. It is a superb documentary and everybody should watch it!