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New Meetup: Free screening of FOOD FIGHT

From: Glen C.
Sent on: Monday, May 3, 2010 10:52 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Connecticut Raw/Live Food:Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe!

What: Free screening of FOOD FIGHT

When: Thursday, May 6,[masked]:30 PM

Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe
39 Unquowa Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824

When we walk into a supermarket, we assume that we have the widest possible choice of healthy foods. But in fact, over the course of the 20th century, our food system was co-opted by corporate forces whose interests do not lie in providing the public with fresh, healthy, sustainably-produced food.

Fortunately for America, an alternative emerged from the counter-culture of California in the late 1960s and early 1970s, where a group of political anti-corporate protesters?led by Alice Waters of Chez Panisse?voiced their dissent by creating a food chain outside of the conventional system. The unintended result was the birth of a vital local-sustainable-organic food movement which has brought back taste and variety to our tables. FOOD FIGHT is a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement has created a counter-revolution against big agribusiness.

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