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Tweed’s popular Foodie Fest is not all about eating and drinking as much as you can get your hands on – its more serious side will be on show at film screenings and a forum at Murwillumbah tomorrow.

Waste Not is one of two thought-provoking documentaries to screen at Murwillumbah’s Regent Theatre tomorrow at 7pm.

As you sip on wine and nibble on canapes you can see what happens to all our garbage.

According to the film, each Australian sends half a tonne of food waste to landfill each year where it is contaminated with chemicals and e-waste. We recycle only 50 per cent of all our waste.

It poses the challenge of how society could be reconfigured if we adopted a zero-waste, maximum-efficiency economic model.

And it introduces us to a range of recycling heroes including Luke Powell, the head chef at Tetsuya’s legendary restaurant. Who would have thought he was a passionate composter?

Screening alongside it is a second documentary Food Fight.

Not to be confused with the kids’ animation of the same name, Food Fight is a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement has created a counter-revolution against big agribusiness.

Following the two films will be a panel discussion focusing on local rural land uses.

Another film screening tonight at Kingscliff Cinemax is of quite a different calibre.

The rom-com Tasting Menu will be preceded by an actual cheese and wine tasting.

The film follows the tale of a couple who waited so long for their booking to come up at the ‘world’s best restaurant’ that they’ve split up by the time the big day arrives.

It’s also the last night of the restaurant, so the steaks (sorry) are high for the former couple, both intent on not missing out.

Will romance strike again at the dinner table?

Find out tonight. The event begins at 7pm and the screening starts at 8pm.

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