ICS shows documentary on food waste

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 24, 2015

BLOOMSBURG— Did you know that Americans throw nearly 50 percent of our food in the trash?

Filmmaker Grant Baldwin explores widespread food waste and what can be done about it in the documentary “Just Eat It: A food waste story.”

The documentary, a continuation of ICS's Bloomsburg Explores Poverty symposium, explores Americans’ obsession with food expiration dates, desire for perfect produce and the resulting waste. The documentary will be offered on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in Carver Hall. It is open to the public free of charge.

The documentary is part of the ICS’s Bloomsburg Explores Poverty symposium, aimed at increasing awareness of this topic and encouraging members of the campus community to become involved in organizing activities during the 2015-2016 academic year.

The final film in this fall’s series is “Poor Kids,” which will be screened Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in Hartline Science Center, room G38.

The Institute for Culture and Society promotes research, scholarship and the creative and performing arts in BU’s College of Liberal Arts. The institute organizes lectures, presentations and performances that explore and explain aspects of human culture and society.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.