New Meetup: Dinner and a Movie

From: Heather N.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 10:49 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Greensboro Vegan Meetup Group!

What: Dinner and a Movie

When: Thursday, May 27,[masked]:30 PM

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

Join us for a delicious and cozy evening on Thursday (May 27, 2010) at 6:30 for a vegan potluck and Food, Inc. Please bring a vegan dish (no animal products) to share. We?ll have dinner first, then gather together and watch the movie.

Heather and Brandon are hosting the event at their home. Directions will be sent out two days before the event. If you have any questions feel free to email Heather or ask them in the comment section.

Food, Inc. is a movie exploring the inconvenient truth about the U.S. food industry. It was nominated for an Academy Award and it has been heralded everywhere as a must see. Although it doesn?t directly endorse veganism as a viable alternative, it does touch on topics that our near and dear to our hearts. Here is a description of the movie from the website:

?In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our n ation'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, 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.?

Watch the trailer and read more about the movie here: http://www.foodincmovie.com/index.php

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/gbovegans/calendar/13468713/

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