FMTV - Food Fighter

Food Fighter

Runtime: 86m 16s | Release date: 2018

Ronni Kahn used to be a contributor to Australia’s annual $20 billion food waste bill when she ran a successful corporate events company producing million-dollar dinners. Then she realized the absurdity of throwing away perfectly edible food, trading capitalism for social activism by founding OzHarvest, a food rescue charity, in 2004.

Now, she’s taking on politicians and big business to expose an inconvenient truth: that four million tonnes of edible food is discarded in Australia every year while up to two million Aussies suffer from food insecurity. And to add insult to injury, this food waste ends up in landfill, harming the environment by creating greenhouse gas emissions.

Filmed over two years and across four continents, FOOD FIGHTER follows Ronni’s crusade against the global food waste scandal, partnering with the United Nations in Bangkok, rubbing shoulders with British royalty and Jamie Oliver’s juggernaut in London, and holding the government to account in Australia.

Conceding she lacked the “courage” to stay and fight the Apartheid regime in her mother country, FOOD FIGHTER also follows Ronni’s road to redemption, an inspirational woman bidding to make peace with her past.

In the end, however, it reveals what sort of individual it takes to effect such profound change globally.

Featuring:
Ronni Kahn

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Caitlin Flaherty | 14 hours ago
I know i'm going to make an unpopular statement and it's not my intention. I really am asking a question and hope I won't be attackled. How is serving frozen meat to those in need helping their health,overall? Isn't the FOOD we give the impoverished just as important as those who can afford the best in healthy choices? FMTV.com supports MOSTLY non meat eating regimes which, I greatly appreciate. I'm confused why we think it's okay to serve food that causes health problems? is some food better than no food? It is possible I'm missing the point and I apologize. I like to ask questions; seeking to understand, only. I'm not making a statement. I'm seeking to understand.
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Ivory David | FMTV | 3 hours ago
Hello Caitlin, we understand your concern. Here at Food Matters, we have great respect for individuality. We encourage people to look at their 'food as medicine'. It helps people to look at the food they normally eat on a day to day basis and replace it with local, fresh, organic, more natural options. In choosing contents we publish, we do not want to come from a world of "us" against "them" but we had more of a "oneness” approach. Whether you are a meat-eater or a vegetarian or a vegan, our contents cater for everyone. We should just become more aware of where our food comes from. So in this way we don't want to preach one way or the other, we allow people to make this choice themselves. We don't believe there is a one size fits all approach to the 'perfect diet' - everybody is unique and needs to eat accordingly. Listen to your body and what makes it feel good. We hope you understand. However, depending on your preference, you can always stick to the dietary theory that you believe and works well on you ~ Ivory@FMTV :)
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Janene Robins | 1 week, 4 days ago
What a wonderful woman and what an amazing job she is doing!
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Andrea Alicer | FMTV | 1 week, 4 days ago
Thanks for your feedback, Janene! 😊 ~ Andrea@FMTV
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Kelly Bailey | 2 weeks, 2 days ago
This is by far my favourite film! What an inspirational woman I love her attitude and fight love it that she doesn’t give up when it’s so hard to get people to do the right thing!! Thanks Ronni
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Thank you, Kelly for this message :) ~ Pauline@FMTV
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Marci Fox | 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Great inspirational film! Sad that not much is being done here in the USA to address the food waste issue.
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Ivory David | FMTV | 2 weeks, 4 days ago
It's nice knowing you were inspired by the film Marci. We hope and wish that someday something can be done in your place ~ Ivory@FMTV
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Audrey Mariane Beuzet | 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Part of this film was hard to watch... Bare truth is raw, moving :)
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 2 weeks, 5 days ago
We greatly appreciate your feedback Audrey. Thank you for watching :) ~ Joyce@FMTV
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