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|Special Screening of The Future of Food on March 31|
|Date||Thursday March 31|
|Time||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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|The Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, in Sacramento|
Press Advisory: For Immediate Release, March 28, 2005
Contact: Kim Glazzard at (916) 455-8415)
Special Screening of The Future of Food on March 31
Organic Sacramento, GE -Free Yolo, the Community Alliance for Family Farmers (CAFF) and the Sacramento Natural Foods Cooperative (SNFC) are presenting a screening of The Future of Food at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, in Sacramento on March 31. The event will include taste-testing sponsored by local businesses as well as a GE-free goodie bag.
There will also be a panel discussion after the film, featuring its maker, Deborah Koons Garcia. The event will begin at 6 pm, with the film starting at 7:00 and panel discussion at 8:30. Tickets are $10.00 each.
The film will also be showing April 1 at the same times in Davis at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 203 E 14th Street.
Deborah Koons Garcia, longtime documentary writer and producer, and widow of music legend Jerry Garcia, breaks down the science of genetic engineering into easily understandable pieces, in her film The Future of Food. Garcia also takes an in depth look at the people and the politics behind the corporate attempts to control the worlds food supply.
Genetic Engineering is a term that encompasses a variety of ways scientists change the DNA in living organisms. Since the early 70's scientists have been manipulating specific genes at a molecular level, using laboratory procedures on material taken from living organisms, spliced, or recombined and put into a different organisms. The aim is to introduce new characteristics to an organism to increase its usefulness such as, increasing the yield of a crop species.
The goal of Organic Sacramento is to provide education, promote organic products and facilitate networking between farmers, consumers and local business in the greater Sacramento Area. GE-Free Yolo works to educate the public about the uncertainties of Genetic Engineering, while CAFF works to help farmers through technical support as well as promoting the importance of buying local produce.
Further information about the film can be found at http://www.lilyfilms.com or http://www.thefutureoffood.com. For more info about the event, visit http://www.organicsacramento.com or call (530) 756-8518 ext 22.