TASTE THE WASTE
Wednesday, February 29 – 6:30 PM
AMAZING BUT TRUE: On the way from the farm to the dining-room table, more than half the food lands on the dump. Most of it before it ever reaches consumers. For instance every other head of lettuce or potato.
Agriculture is responsible for more than a third of the greenhouse gases worldwide because farming requires energy, fertilizers and land. What’s more, whenever food rots away at a garbage dump, methane escapes into the atmosphere, a climate gas with an effect 25 times as powerful as carbon dioxide. In other words, when we waste half of our food it has a disastrous impact on the world climate.
Attendance is free for students Free to U of C students (with valid U of C I.D.). Non U of C students: suggested cash ($5 to $10) or food donation to the Campus Food Bank. The food bank prefers donations of meal helpers (Sidekicks/Uncle Ben’s rice), canned pasta/chili, Kraft Dinner, peanut butter, dry pasta, canned veggies and/or beans, canned salmon/tuna, dry soup (Mr. Noodle/Ichiban), cereal, or pasta and tomato sauce.
Please note that the SU Campus Food Bank CANNOT accept Expired Food.
A SPECIAL SCREENING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TRI-MEDIA AND THE STUDENTS’ UNION FOOD BANK
Written and Directed by Valentin Thurn – 2011 – 1 hour, 28 minutes