This Beautiful Ham Will Never Make It To Your Dinner Table. The Reason Why Is Just Plain Ridiculous.

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It’s no surprise that thousands of people in the U.S. go hungry every day. But did you know that nearly half of the food grown and produced here is being thrown away?

The adventurers in this video take on an admirable test to see if our national obsession with picture-perfect food may be killing us all — softly.

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I started coming across these numbers about how much was being wasted, and I just though how is nobody talking about this.

40% of everything raised or grown is not, in fact, eaten.

If that much food is being wasted, how much of it is still good and can we eat it?

We're trying to survive of food waste right now.


Yeah, yeah.

Well, you're going to hit the jackpot.

I'm starting to enjoy this.

Is that old stuff? Can I borrow those bananas? Yeah. If you wanna buy the bananas, sure. Yeah. I'm not going to ask for a deal, I'd rather just not draw attention to it.

Supermarkets tell you what diameter, length, curvature. All of those parameters have to be exactly right.

Our whole fridge is full of stuff that needs to be eaten tomorrow.

This is not a lifestyle that I want to continue.

Neither do I so let's stop.

I don't want to stop because we haven't proved anything yet.

Highs and Lows of the project, you know, highs and lows. This is a high point.

This is edible, but it's not edible to the supermarkets. As a grower, that's heartbreaking. When you grow the fruit and you can't sell it. That bothers me.

Yeah this is me every week.

You wouldn't want to know how much product we would dispose of.

Wasting food is not only widespread, but it's condoned.

The scale of the stuff that we've seen so far is pretty shocking and I think we've only like the littlest bit.

There may be small errors in this transcript.

"Just Eat It — A Food Waste Story" was produced and edited by filmmakers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin in collaboration with British Columbia's Knowledge Network. To view the 75-minute documentary in its entirety, keep up with the screening schedule on its website.


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