Why not arrange a movie night for people to meet there (pay their own
way) and then go out for a bite at Yabba Pot?
Don Robertson wrote:
> Hi Meetup Member,
> I've heard good things about the documenatary film "Food, Inc." It's
> now showing, final two days, at the Charles Theatre, at 1711 North
> Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Call (410) 727-FILM. Tuesday and
> Wednesday are the final two days, and showtimes are 4 pm, 6:40 pm and
> 8:40 pm. Prices for matinees are $6 and evening showings are $8.
> Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner uses reports by "Fast Food Nation"
> author Eric Schlosser and "The Omnivore's Dilemma" author Michael
> Pollan as a springboard to exploring where the food we purchase at the
> grocery store really comes from, and what it means for the health of
> future generations. By exposing the comfortable relationships between
> business and government, Kenner gradually shines light on the dark
> underbelly of the American food industry. The USDA and FDA are
> supposed to protect the public, so why is it that both government
> regulatory agencies have been complicit in allowing corporations to
> put profit ahead of consumer health, the American farmer, worker
> safety, and even the environment? As chicken breasts get bigger and
> tomatoes are genetically engineered not to go bad, 73,000 Americans
> fall ill from powerful new strains of E. coli every year, obesity
> levels are skyrocketing, and adult diabetes has reached epidemic
> proportions. Perhaps if the general public knew how corporations use
> exploited laws and subsidies to create powerful monopolies, the
> outrage would be enough to make us think more carefully about the food
> we put into our bodies. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
> For More info on the movie, go to http://www.foodin...
> Hope to see you there!
> Peace, Don Robertson
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