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Environment / Sustainability

Food Fight documentary Nov. 18

November 14, 2010

'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.

Food Fight
Thursday, Nov. 18
6:30 p.m.
Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 131

Corporate forces

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.

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.

Birth of organic food movement

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
  • garbage

Sponsored by the Student Sustainability Center.

Contact: Allison Kotewicz