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|Date||Wednesday July 01|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
|HumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com|
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
The evening begins with an optional social hour and pot luck supper at 6:00 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion at the end of the film.
About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically modified ingredients and is not labeled. The biotechnology industry is spending $50 million a year to convince us that this technology is our only hope for feeding the world and saving the environment. Family farmers are disappearing at an astonishing rate as people continue to go hungry both here and abroad. Toxic agricultural chemicals continue to poison our air, food, and water and put farm workers in serious danger. What's a person to do? Using hilarious and disturbing archival footage and featuring interviews with farmers, scientists, government officials and activists, this eye opening film presents an entertaining, informative, and compelling overview of our current food production system from the Green Revolution to the Biotech Revolution and what we can do about it. It explores the unintentional effects of pesticides, the resistance of biotechnology companies to food labeling, and the links between government officials and major biotechnology and chemical companies. This important film answers many questions regarding genetic engineering, genetic pollution, and modern pesticides. It even introduces us to local Bay Area organic farmers -- presenting community supported agriculture and small-scale organic farming as real alternatives to agribusiness and industrial food.
Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street
$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jun 27th, 2009 1:07 PM