Please join Slow Food and Om Organics for an educational and delicious evening to promote a sustainable local food supply and organic agriculture.
There’s a revolution going on in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America—a revolution that’s being fought behind closed doors of corporate boardrooms and government agencies over the use of genetically modified organisms in our food. The Future of Food offers an in-depth look into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled GMO products that have quietly filled grocery store shelves over the past decade.
From the test tube, to the farm field, to the supermarket, the film follows the personal stories of farmers who have been sued by multi-national corporations for saving seeds; scientists who have been censored for raising serious public and environmental health concerns; and consumers who are beginning to question why this has escaped the attention of both the media and the Federal agencies in charge of keeping our food safe. The Future of Food unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat, exposing the billion dollar battle to control the world’s food production.
At the historic Castro Theater in San Francisco, Alice Waters will introduce the screening of the highly-acclaimed film, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia; Ignacio Chapela (Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Sciences at UC Berkeley and who appears in the film); and Michael Pollan (Knight Professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, and author of The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World). Film/panel proceeds benefit Slow Food.
Following the screening, join Om Organics at the after-party to talk about the film, meet local farmers, sip sumptuous organic beverages, and taste fresh, organically grown delectables prepared by Sharon Ardiana of Lime Restaurant and Jamie Lloyd of Besos Foods. There is no charge for food & drink. Party ticket proceeds benefit Om Organics programs in the Bay Area.
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FILM & PANEL:
Castro Theater, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco
Note: Film and party tickets must be purchased separately.
Lime Restaurant, 2247 Market Street, San Francisco
(A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $15.)