Seed & Sprout: Growing the Food Rescue Revolution
Special Q&A with Director
Saturday April 29th, 5:00pm
Country: United States
Cast: Theresa Snow, Laurie “Duck” Caldwell, Mike Hickcox, Sasha Purpura,
Hana Dansky, Turner Wyatt
*Individual tickets also sold on site
Globally, about one-third of food is wasted. Meanwhile, one in six Americans are hungry or food insecure, others are obese, and our landfills are overflowing. Americans throw away almost as much food as they eat because of a “cult of perfection”. High-value and nutritious food is being sacrificed to retailers’ demand for unattainable perfection. In the USA, discarded food is the biggest single component of landfills and incinerators.
Thankfully, there is a food rescue revolution afoot in America. Average citizens can make a big difference in effectively fighting hunger and reducing greenhouse gases by working together to rescue and re-route rejected healthy food. The people and the initiatives represented in this film are emblematic of transformations in how we think about waste, want, and healthy food. We need to turn up the volume and spread these seeds of change. Other countries, like France and Denmark, have taken impressive actions to tackle this complicated but not impossible situation. As one person in the film asks "Why would we throw away any food at any point in the food production system or put it to compost if there is a person in your community who could eat it?"