Ronni Kahn used to be a collaborator in Australia’s annual $10bn food waste bill when she ran a successful corporate events company. Then she realised the absurdity of throwing away good food, and abandoned capitalism in favour of social activism, before launching the food rescue company OzHarvest, winning her critical acclaim (as well as 2010 Australian of the Year – Local Hero). Now she’s taking on politicians and big business in a gamble to expose a scandalous truth: that four million tonnes of edible food is discarded every year while up to two million Australians suffer from food insecurity. And to add insult to injury, this food waste winds up in landfill, creating greenhouse gas emissions. So it’s a disaster on three fronts: we waste about $1000 per family each year; two million Aussies suffer food insecurity and hunger; and the landfill harms the environment. Waste Nation is a feature documentary, to be released in late 2017, that follows Ronni’s journey across Australia and the globe as she aims to bring an end to this dirty secret.
Funded by Screen Australia, Waste Nation still requires completion funding. To donate, visit the Documentary Australia Foundation page here: