Free Screening of Food, Inc. at the Torrance Public Library [Wednesday, August 4, 2010]

Food, Inc. Film Screening and Discussion Wednesday August 4th!  I can’t think of a better way (besides supporting your local Farmer’s Market) to celebrate National Farmers Market Week.

When: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:00pm
Where: Katy Geissert Civic Center Library: Community Meeting Room

Food Inc movie review

Friends of the Torrance Library is sponsoring a showing of the award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner’s documentary Food, Inc. tomorrow in the Community meeting Room of the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library in Torrance. This amazing film exposes the horrors behind the nation’s food industry.  From the Food, Inc. website:

Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Food and Agriculture author Judi Gerber will moderate a discussion following the screening.  You can follow Judi’s blog at www.lafarmgirl.blogspot.com.

The screening is free. For more information call 310-618-5959 or visit the City of Torrance website.

Read more about why I love Food, Inc. here.

And don’t forget to enter our drawing to win a FREE Clothesnik – the 100% cotton reusable dry-cleaning garment bag.  Just leave a comment here and you will be automatically entered to win!  The drawing will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2010.

Comments

  1. Michelle says:

    If you haven’t seen it yet – GO SEE IT!

  2. Camile Cozier says:

    I saw the movie, and feel that it is a must see.

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