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Events

Documentary: Food Fight Nov. 18

November 17, 2010

'Food Fight' asserts that nutritious and tasty food in America has been traded in by the 'industrial food complex' for food that ships well and has a longer shelf life. 'The reason that big ag doesn't grow delicious food," the film contends, "Is that their aim is to grow dollars."

Thursday, Nov. 18
6:30-8 p.m.
Behavioral Sciences Bldg.
Room 131

"Chris Taylor's cheeky documentary... serves up the history and politics of how America eats in a breezy, amusing way." ~ LA Weekly

"Food Fight is what a documentary should be —fun to watch, and educational. I urge you, see this movie." ~ Variety

Spotlight on the Planet series

As part of the Spotlight on the Planet Film Series, the documentary, Food Fight will be shown at CSU on Thursday, Nov. 18.  The event is being sponsored by the Student Sustainability Center.  

Food Fight is a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement has created a counter-revolution against big agribusiness.

Healthy foods?

When we walk into a supermarket, we assume that we have the widest possible choice of healthy foods. But in fact, over the course of the 20th century, our food system has been co-opted by corporate forces whose interests do not lie in providing the public with fresh, healthy, and sustainably-produced food.

An unconventional 'food chain'

Fortunately for America, an alternative emerged from the counter-culture of California in the late 1960s and early 1970s, where a group of political anti-corporate protesters - led by Alice Waters - voiced their dissent by creating a food chain outside of the conventional system.

The birth of local/sustainable/organic food

The unintended result was the birth of a vital local-sustainable-organic food movement, which has brought back taste and variety to our tables. Spotlight on the Planet Film Series is a semester-long event of free film screenings that highlight different categories of environmental issues including climate change, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and ecosystems, and garbage.


Contact: Allison Kotewicz
E-mail: kotewicz@rams.colostate.edu
Phone: (410) 401-4603