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|Film screening "The Future of Food"|
|Date||Friday August 19|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall 1924 Cedar St at Bonita Berkeley CA Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments. Donation $10 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds|
Great Film by DEBORAH KOONS GARCIA "THE FUTURE OF FOOD" followed by discussion led by
DR. IGNACIO CHAPELA, newly tenured UC Biology Professor, featured in film.
Don't miss this fascinating film about the revolution happening on the farms and dinners tables of America, transforming the very nature of the food we eat. THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade. From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico this film gives a voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new technology. The health implications, government policies and push towards corporate globalization are all part of the reason why many people are alarmed about the introduction of genetically altered crops into our food supply. THE FUTURE OF FOOD examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seeks to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.