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Fri Apr 25 6PM GMU - Sierra Club Film & Discussion

From: Darlene Broadway B.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 4:49 PM
Earth Day Film Fest - How Nourishing is Our Food?

For more details and to RSVP go to

Two short films and a fascinating, eye-opening presentation featuring:

An hour long highlights version of the feature documentary King Corn.

Animated short film by the Sierra Club, The True Cost of Food, which addresses the hidden costs in mass-produced food.

Talk and discussion led by Mike Tabor, a local organic, sustainable farmer.

Farm Fresh Food Tasting

When: Friday, April 25, 2008 at 6:00 PM
Where: George Mason University Campus
4400 University Drive Student Union Building II (SUB II) Ballroom
Fairfax, VA 22030

Details at
A Sustainable Farmer's Perspective Sponsored by the Weston A. Price Foundation

A few years ago, best friends from college, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat -- and how we farm.

Corn is the nation's most-planted, most-processed, most-subsidized crop. More than 80 million acres of the heartland are planted in corn each year, and delivered to our tables. Discover what Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis find as they follow their harvest into the world and attempt to understand what they -- and all of us -- are really made of.


We would appreciate any help with promoting this event to others. This meetup is set up as an outreach to students, but also open to the general public. We have room for 300 or so people, so this is an excellent chance to bring friends and family to help them learn about our food system, and how we can support sustainable agriculture and reap the health benefits!

If you would like to volunteer to staff the event, as a greeter, staffing a booth, or clean-up committee, or to donate farm fresh snack food please contact Kimberly.

Did you know:
"For every 10 pounds of healthy grain you put into a cow, you only get out one pound of meat... The average American meal travels 2000 miles from farm to table." -- The True Cost of Food

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