Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Movie screening at BloomBars tonight: FRESH, about food in America

BloomBars on 11th Street (just north of Wonderland) is screening a documentary tonight at 7 pm called FRESH about America's food system. Here's their press release and the trailer:
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system.  Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity.  Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

After the screening, we will have a panel discussion with Kim Huynh, organizer for Food & Water Watch, and Jeremiah Lowery, a blogger and writer for DC Food for All.  Food & Water Watch – works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. 

DC Food For All – is a forum for eaters and advocates, growers and wonks. It’s about shelves and menus, and gardeners and bloggers working to bring healthy, sustainable and affordable food to all.

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