Path to Freedom and POV Present a Screening of Food, Inc. with Vegetarian Potluck

In
Food, Inc., an Academy Award Nominee for Best Feature Documentary,
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, 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.

In Food,
Inc., an Academy Award Nominee for Best Feature Documentary, 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,
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.

This event is a collaboration with POV (Point of View), PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.

For
the vegetarian potluck, attendees are encouraged to contribute food
produced within a 100-mile radius of their homes (Santa Barbara to San
Diego).

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