Folks jammed the Fireside Room for the West Coast community premiere of Just Eat It, a funny, entertaining, and jaw dropping look at the staggering problem of food waste. 40 percent of produced food is wasted throughout the production and delivery cycle, from the farm and factory to people’s homes. Not only does that mean that food isn’t getting to people in need, but it’s also an obscene waste of energy and water.
What can we do about the problem? After the film, Maybo AuYeung from Zero Waste Palo Alto answered questions about what the city is doing about the waste problem, and attendees shared stories and strategies: changing shopping strategies, pressuring local grocers to change their practices, gleaning excess produce to give to those in need, and even creative dumpster diving.