18 June – Food, Inc

Food-incManchester 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 America’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from consumers with the consent of regulatory agencies. Our food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own 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 Americans 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, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

This screening is a satellite event of Manchester Feeding the 5000.

Date: Tuesday, 18th of June.

Time: Doors open at 6.30pm, the film starts at 7pm.

Admission: £3 waged, £2 unwaged/student.

Venue: New Business School G.36 – Lecture Theatre 3 (All Saints Campus).

Optional RSVP: Facebook.

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