Earth’s food resources are very limited. Instead, all nutrition is provided through a mechanical device that is administered every 10-20 minutes. As a punishment for one of his famous pranks, Dax is forced to do a history project. He goes all Bill and Ted and makes a time machine. Upon transport back to the 21st century, he is introduced to the concept and joys of food—there are buffets, picnics, and something called a chocolate fondue fountain. There also is a lot of waste!
Dax begins to recognize that wasteful food practices are the reason food is so scarce in his time. Desperate to change the future by affecting the present, Dax and the youth of the 21st century learn the small acts that can be done to have a big effect on the people of the 28th century.