New Meetup: Movie Night - Food Inc. Belcourt Theatre

From: Dodd G.
Sent on: Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:25 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nashville Sustainability Events Group!

What: Movie Night - Food Inc. Belcourt Theatre

When: June 29,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

For Tickets and More Information - http://www.belcourt.org/events?id=64606

Come to the Belcort Theatre for the 7 PM showing of Food Inc., a film about food sustainability and unsustainability. There will be a panel discussion after the film described below. For all those who want to meet over coffee or drinks, I'll have a table at Fido's at 6 PM. I'll be wearing a navy short sleeved shirt that says Leadership Lipscomb above the shirt pocket. Come say hello!

Film Description: Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. 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, insecticide-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. -- Dir. Robert Kenner, 2009, USA, 94min, 35mm

There will be a PANEL DISCUSSION following the 7pm film
with a group of local and regional advocates and professionals working closely with these issues moderated by Carrington Fox, restaurant reviewer of the Nashville Scene.
Generously sponsored by Whole Foods Market, who will provide light hor d'oeuvres.

Panelists:
LAURA BUTTON ? Co-owner of Journey to Bliss Raw Foods, a Smyrna-based maker of prepared, raw, vegan foods under the brand name Intentional Food. The "Intention" is to create great-tasting, highly nutritious food made from ethically obtained ingredients.
CINDY DELVIN ? President of Tennessee Organic Growers Association. Cindy also owns and operates Delvin Farms with her husband Hank and her children.
WILL HARRIS ? Owner/Operator of White Oak Pastures, Bluffton, GA, a Georgia based grass-fed cattle producer.
CASSI JOHNSON - Director, Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee and Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies.
MARTY MESH - Executive Director of the Florida Organic Growers (FOG). Marty also serves on numerous agricultural boards in the US and works internationally with the advancement of organic and sustainable agriculture in developing countries.

Tickets for this special screening are ON SALE NOW

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Nashville-Sustainability-Events-Group/calendar/10733390/

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