Monday, June 29, 2015

What's new with our Food?

The 2nd film in our Summer Film Series is the seminal food movie Food, Inc . Originally released in 2009, this film resonates today more then ever as many of the issues exposed in the film have become a greater threat to our national and global food systems. Food, Inc . exposed the highly mechanized side of the food industry and how many corporations put profit ahead of consumer and animal health, jeopardizing the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of food industry workers and our environment.
These issues and an increase in personal and public health awareness played a role in MacDonald's recent "to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine in chicken production for McDonald's USA by March 2017".  Although " the devil is in the details " , MacDonald's along with other large food suppliers and restaurants including Chipotle, Panera, Perdue and Tysons are taking steps to change their way of doing business. Unfortunately, Congress' passage of the ( TPP)  last week and the proposed Safe and Accurate Food Labeling of 2015 have the potential to derail state and local legislation that supports greater public access to safe, healthy food.

Join us July 9th from 6-8 p.m. for a free screening.
Seasonal local food snacks provided by local farms and eateries.
Reserve your tickets here