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Documentary: Food Fight

February 20, 2012

'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,' states 'Food Fight,' a documentary about the counter-revolution that is taking on big agribusiness.

Wednesday, February 22
7 p.m.
Behavioral Sciences, 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

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.

Supermarket fare: Is it okay?

"Eating good food is a sensual experience," the film's producers say. "We taste it, we savor it, and we remember great meals. Sharing those meals with family and friends helps define our humanity. And the food we choose to eat, expresses a fundamental choice about the kind of world we want to live in.

"But there is a great lie being sold to the American food consumer about these choices. That lie is that the food being grown for us on the big farms and sold in the big chain supermarkets is tasty and nutritious.

"The truth is, it is neither. Four out of ten chronic diseases are food-related in their origins. The food we buy today at the supermarket is lower in taste and nutrition and higher in fat and salt since 1960. Our children represent the first generation in our planet's history that will have a shorter life span than their parents. And it is entrenched government policy that has built, supports, and continues this dysfunctional system. How did this come to be?"

The film explores how the counter-revolution against mass-produced food has resulted in the birth of local/sustainable/organic food.


This event is being sponsored by the Student Sustainability Center.

Contact: Josh Alley
Phone: (970) 817-4539