I got this fab email today and wanted to share.
“This film will confirm that you want to raise backyard chickens.
Join Pesticide Watch Education Fund on Friday, July 3rd for the screening of the much-anticipated Food, Inc. Already the film has generated quite the buzz, including making USDA head Tom Vilsack “uncomfortable” at one screening. Purchase tickets at the Crest Theatre.
Film: 8-9:30pm, The Crest Theatre, 1013 “K” Street
Panel: 9:30-10:30pm, featuring:
- Ann Martin Rolke, author Hands-off Cooking, Sacatomato.com blogger, and chef
- Jaclyn Hopkins, coordinator EAT (Environment & Agriculture Taskforce) – Sacramento
- Gail Feenstra, Food Systems Analyst, UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP)
- Elizabeth Martin-Craig, Community Organizer, Pesticide Watch Education Fund
- Paul Muller, Full Belly Farm
Food, Inc. lifts the veil off our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of the US Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration. 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 now control our nation’s food supply. 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 headed. The Sacramento Valley is home to a number of the largest industrialized agri-businesses in the country, growing crops such as olives, rice, nuts, and citrus as well as cattle-raising. However, the region is also home to an emerging movement of local and sustainable agriculture.”
Hope to see you there! Abi