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|FRESH: New Thinking about What We're Eating|
|Date||Friday June 12|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:30 PM|
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|Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103|
Panel to follow screening:
Michael Pollan, Author: In Defense of Food; An Eater’s Manifesto & The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Brahm Ahmadi, Co-Founder and Executive Director of People’s Grocery
Eric Holt-Gimenez, Executive Director, FoodFirst/Institute for Food and Development
Ana Joanes, Director of FRESH
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.
Trailers, bios and tickets available on the website.