In NSW alone, more than 1 million tonnes ($2.5 billion worth) of edible food is thrown away each year – a sad statistic indeed! If you’re game to watch it, feast your eyeballs on this Hungry Beast clip and see just how scary our eating habits really are – including how a quarter of the food wasted in the first world could feed all the people starving in the world!
Love Food Hate Waste is the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s crusade to raise awareness on the avoidable issue of food waste. As part of the campaign, they’re funding a short film competition to give young film makers the chance to say just how much they hate waste. As well as providing great exposure for up-and-coming artists, the comp offers over $4,000 worth of prizes, including vouchers for short courses at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and Metro Screen, movie tickets, editing software and sound equipment.
If this sounds like the perfect opportunity to shout out about food waste and showcase your film-making talent, more details await you on the Love Food Film website.