Did you know that 40 percent of the food produced for humans in the U.S. is wasted every year? That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building nearly 100 times. Meanwhile, Maine ranks first in New England in terms of food insecurity, including for children, and the State struggles to manage the costs and impact of our municipal solid waste stream, 43 percent of which is organic material.
The University of Southern Maine Food Studies Program and Maine Historical Society have joined forces with the Natural Resources Council of Maine to host a screening and discussion of the documentary, “Just Eat It,” on Tuesday, April 18, at 6:00 p.m. at the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland.
This screening coincides with the MHS, “Beer in the Garden” event which begins at 4:30 p.m. and leads up to the film at 6:00 p.m. The Beer in the Garden event is $5 general admission, free for MHS members. For more information visit mainehistory.org
NRCM’s Sustainable Maine Project is committed to helping individuals, communities, and the State adopt practical measures to address the massive food waste problem because it will help protect our environment and it makes economic sense.