Upcoming Event: “Food Inc” film showing Tues 18th June #Manchester

foodincManchester Film Co-operative, in collaboration with Trauma at MMU and FoodCycle Manchester, would like to invite you to a screening of documentary film Food, Inc.

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the US food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from consumers with the consent of regulatory agencies. The food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of farmers, the safety of workers and the 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 people in the US 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, and where we are going from here.

This screening is a satellite event of Manchester Feeding the 5000 https://www.facebook.com/events/509707959077783/permalink/513971568651422/

Post-film discussion open to all! Indeed food issues are all around us (e.g. the UK food industry; local sourcing and veg growing in Manchester; food waste and consumption habits; food poverty crisis and the rise of food banks; food sovereignty, development aid, speculation on food prices; the Monsanto empire; pesticides and the bee tragedy; etc)

TIME: Doors open at 6.30pm, the film starts at 7pm and lasts 94min. Post-film discussion to end at 9.30pm.

ADMISSION: £3 waged, £2 unwaged/student — fundraiser event for FoodCycle Manchester.

VENUE: New Business School G.36 – Lecture Theatre 3 (All Saints Campus). (Full details: http://www.manchesterfilm.coop/find-us/new-business-school-manchester-metropolitan-university/)

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