Issue 53 cover star Ronni Kahn features in a new documentary Food Fighter.
Ronni Kahn used to be a contributor to Australia’s massive annual food waste bill when she ran a successful corporate events company producing million-dollar dinners. Then she realised the absurdity of throwing away perfectly edible food and decided to prioritise social activism over profit by founding OzHarvest.
Now, she’s taking on politicians and big business to expose an inconvenient truth: that over 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.
Food Fighter follows Ronni’s crusade as she partners with the United Nations, rubs shoulders with royalty and Jamie Oliver’s juggernaut, rifles through dumpster bins and holds government to account.
From the recent death of her daughter-in law to the very recent birth of her first grandchild, Ronni’s personal rollercoaster runs parallel to her meteoric rise as the face of food waste.
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, it reveals what sort of individual it takes to effect such profound change globally.
Don’t miss this special screening, presented by Dumbo Feather for Transitions Film Festival, followed by a Q&A with Ronni. For your chance to win a double pass, click here and enter the code MFOOODDUMBO