This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is suitable for the whole family.
"Just Eat It" is a documentary film about food waste and food rescue. 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 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. In a nation where one in 10 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 TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart 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 equal parts education and delicious entertainment.
The screening features the launch of the KAUST Food Waste Campaign led and organized in collaboration with the KAUST Student Green Group during the Enrichment in the Fall program. It will be followed by a panel discussion with Vanessa Robitzch, Matthew Tietbohl, Maria Jose Mosqueira and Bruno Pulido from the Green Group.
This documentary is brought to you by the Office of Enrichment Programs in collaboration with the University Library, Recreation and the Student Green Group.
Refreshments will be served prior to the movie.
This event has limited seating. If you register and later are unable to attend this event, please be sure to 'unregister' on the website so that someone else can take your seat.
Bruno Pulido is a Ph.D. candidate enrolled in the KAUST environmental and science engineering program. With his chemistry background, he is currently working at the development of high-performance membranes that could help the industry to become greener. He believes that education and science outreach could help tackle global challenges concerning sustainability and resource management. He feels particularly passionate about food security and food waste management. To learn more about him, click here.
Gordon was born on the west coast of Canada in the small town of Nanaimo in British Columbia. There he spent the majority of his childhood exploring the beaches and rocky coast where he fell in love with the ocean’s creatures. He decided to pursue a computer science degree before moving across Canada to complete his Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology and Statistics. Gordon was fortunate to enroll in a co-op program and was placed with Dr. James D. Reimer at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa Japan, where he worked on biodiversity of zoanthids. He was able to present this research at a conference in Taiwan where he met Dr. Berumen as well as fellow KAUST professors and students.
Gordon's research interests include biodiversity of invertebrate reef life including (but not limited to) zoanthids, octopus, squid, and cuttlefish. Gordon also enjoys many sports including golf, football, basketball, soccer, badminton, and tennis, as well as lifting weights. He is also taking an active part in the KAUST Student Green Group actions on campus.
Matthew Tietbohl is a Master's Student in the Red Sea Research Center at KAUST. Matthew is also a member of the KAUST Student Green Group. Click here to view his profile on the KAUST Reef Ecology Lab website.
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