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Making Change Through Events, Featuring Connectors Malmö

March 29, 2016

At the end of January, in Malmö, Sweeden, a salon about food waste took place. Food waste experts from Europe, and community members joined together in a relaxed evening to mingle, enjoy music, and dive into the cross-sectional issues around wasting fo …


March 22, 2016

We are honoured that Just Eat It is being recognized with two more awards nominations! These are particularly special because they allow our film to cross the borders into the worlds of mainstream journalism and food. First, Just Eat It has been select …

Farm 2 Foodbank

February 10, 2016

You may already know that Farm 2 Foodbank runs great gleaning programs in the Fraser Valley here in BC, but did you know they’re expanding to the Vancouver/Burnaby/Richmond area!? That’s right, you’re invited to get your hands dirty gleaning fresh prod …

Food Waste Reduction Bill Presented to US Congress

December 7, 2015

A Food Recovery Act is being presented by Chellie Pingree to the United States congress. The bill will aim to reduce food waste across the United States, and it is hoped that the bill is a landmark moment for economic and environmental practices in US …

Barrier Free Giving

November 13, 2015

We have updated our resources page! We wanted to make sure our viewers can continue their learning and engagement in the food waste world after viewing our film. To do so, we have compiled some of the most helpful resources we have found over the past …

#JustEatItTips Winner Announced!

November 9, 2015

For World Food Day and Waste Reduction Week, the Just Eat It team launched a contest to engage our followers in food waste reduction practices. We had a lot of fun seeing people put our tips to use around the world, with the highest participation from  …

Book Launch! Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook

October 29, 2015

Dana Gunders is a friend of ours, and speaks in Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story as an expert on household waste. She has just released a new book, about exactly that, household food waste reduction! It will be your new best friend in your efforts to re …

Just Eat It Available ON DEMAND

October 20, 2015

Just Eat It is now available on demand in the US and most countries around the world! As of Oct 20th, our film is available for rent and order on itunes, Amazon, xbox, and other on demand providers. If you’ve been waiting patiently to see the film, wai …

Food Waste Photo Contest

October 16, 2015

October is a special month for us because it brings together two of our favourite things: food (Oct 16th is World Food Day) and waste reduction (Oct 19-25 is Waste Reduction Week). To celebrate, we’re holding a delicious photo contest! We are handing o …

U.S. Aims to Reduce Food Waste by 50% in 15 Years

September 20, 2015

It could be a turning point for food waste advocates. The regulatory body Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the first ever Food Waste Reduction Goal for the United States. September 16, 2015 launche …

To the Dominican!

September 4, 2015

We are brushing up on our Spanish and heading out next week for the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival. We will be there, in person, for the first four days of the festival, September 8th-11th.  This Festival is blowing our minds, not only …

John Oliver features Just Eat It

August 31, 2015

In a comprehensive and hilarious rant, John Oliver, with the help of Just Eat It excerpts, recently broke down the magnitude of food waste in the US for his viewers on HBO. His medley of jokes between media clips, and hard hitting facts that portray th …

Leo Awards Landed!

August 8, 2015

We can’t believe it! We walked away with an arm-full of hardware at the Leo Awards 2015!  Just Eat It won Best Feature Length Documentary Best Musical Score – Documentary  Best Direction – Documentary Program or Series.  Yipeee! We were also honored to …

Encore US Broadcast, tomorrow!

July 31, 2015

People all across the United States have another chance to see Just It Eat from their homes tomorrow. After MSNBC launched the Just Eat It US television premier on Earth Day, April 22 with a screening and a panel, the news team will be highlighting us …

Feeding the 5000 Hits Vancouver

May 22, 2015

What: Feeding 5000 Metro Vancouver (aka FREE LUNCH) When: Wed, May 27th 11:30-1:30pm Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC Details: Feeding 5000 puts the topic of food waste back on the table; it’s a “lunch and learn” on a grand sc …

Grand Prize at EFFY

April 21, 2015

We’re pleased to announce that JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY was awarded the EFFY 2015 Grand Jury Prize!  Thanks to the festival and the jury and to Jonathan Bloom who was on hand to answer questions to the completely sold-out house.

Recipe: Orphaned Banana Bread

April 10, 2015

Sometimes you don’t drink a whole pot of coffee. Sometimes you rescue a few too many orphaned bananas* from the grocery store. What to do but make banana bread? Step by step instructions here: www.msnbc.com/documentaries/recipe-orphaned-banana-bread *T …

US Television Premiere!

April 7, 2015

At last, you’ll be able to see Just Eat It on television in the US! On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 pm ET, MSNBC will air the U.S. television premiere of “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” followed by a panel moderated by MSNBC Food Correspon …

Amsterdam serves up food waste

January 21, 2015

We made a reservation at Instock for breakfast about 3 days in advance. We thought that the novelty of eating food waste had worn off, yet to be served rescued food in a legitimate restaurant had us excited.  Instock works with grocery chains and farms …

Jen and Grant discover a rescued food restaurant!

November 17, 2014

This is a new online series we are starting. The Just Eat It #FoodRescue Spotlight will share inspiring stories of people and organizations on the ground DOING something about food waste and food rescue! In this episode check out this amazing restauran …

World TV Premiere of Just Eat It!

October 28, 2014

Mark your calendars! Just Eat It will be having its World Broadcast Premiere on Nov 4th at 9pm on BC’s Knowledge Network. If you’re in British Columbia, that means you can see it on TV. If you’re in the rest of Canada, tune into the Knowledge Network w …

Feeding the 5K and 1st Food Waste Forum

October 23, 2014

We just had a delicious experience in Berkley CA! The first Zero Food Waste Forum in the US and the first Feeding the 5K event kicked off  with a gleaning event at Bloomfield Organics. These wonderful farmers opened their fields to us and prepared an a …

Audience Award at CPH:DOX!

October 21, 2014

We’re gobsmacked. Just Eat It won the Audience Choice Award at CPH:DOX! In a fantastical ceremony (think glitter, performance art, and atmospheric music), the CPH:DOX team laid out the awards evening in style. We don’t have a better photo because we we …

WINNER! VIFF Impact Award

October 8, 2014

Grant was a little choked up, so Jen did the talking 😉 (thanks to social media for this image – if it’s yours let us know) We are thrilled to announce that Just Eat It was awarded the VIFF Impact Award on Saturday night! This award “is intended for th …

Just Eat It Wins Must See BC!

September 27, 2014

A huge thank you to everyone who spread the word and voted for Just Eat It to win the #mustseeBC contest at VIFF! We won!!! That means that there will be a special encore screening of Just Eat It at the BC Spotlight Awards + Gala on October 4, 2014. Al …

Must See BC Competition

September 12, 2014

VIFF is running a great contest among 13 BC films, and we need your help to win! To help Just Eat It take the title “Audience Must-See-Film” at the BC Spotlight Awards + Gala on October 4, you just need to vote for us (no login required). Go to http:// …

Just Eat It at VIFF

September 9, 2014

Tickets are now on sale to see Just Eat It at the Vancouver International Film Fest! We’re thrilled to be screening in our hometown, and hope you can make it to one of the screenings Sept 28, Sept 30, or Oct 6th.

Canadian Festivals Announced

August 31, 2014

Just Eat It will be hitting film festivals across Canada this Fall. See our new screenings page for details. If you work with a Canadian festival, and would like to see Just Eat It at your fest, please contact us.

WINNER – Emerging Canadian Filmmaker

May 1, 2014

Our team picked up its first festival award last week at the Hot Docs Film Fest! Grant Baldwin (our director, editor, cinematographer, composer, etc, etc) won the award for Emerging Canadian Filmmaker. Congrats to fellow Knowledge Network film The Back …

World Premiere at HotDOCS

April 2, 2014

We’re excited to announce that Just Eat It will be having it’s World Premiere at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto this April! This is the largest Documentary Film Fest in North America, so we couldn’t think of a better festival to kick off our fes …

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