F.A.B. Sustainable Foods and Citizens Food Co-op Present: "Ripe for Change"

Published Jimmy - Thu, 01/20/2011 - 2:03pm

Ripe for Change explores the intersection of food and politics in California over the last 30 years. It focuses on the complex forces struggling for control of the future of California's agriculture, and provides commentary by a wide array of farmers, prominent chefs, and noted authors and scientists.

The film examines a host of thorny questions: What are the trade-offs between the ability to produce large quantities of food and the health of workers, consumers, and the planet? What are the hidden costs of "inexpensive" food?  How do we create sustainable agricultural practices?

Through the "window" of food and agriculture, Ripe for Change reveals two parallel yet contrasting views of our world. One holds that large-scale agriculture, genetic engineering, and technology promise a hunger-less future. The other calls for a more organic, sustainable, and locally focused style of farming that reclaims the aesthetic and nurturing qualities of food and considers the impact of agriculture on the environment, on communities, and on workers. (from http://www.berkeleymedia.com)

 Donations collected at this event will benefit the UF Florida Alternative Breaks’ Sustainable Foods Trip.  The F.A.B. Sustainable Foods group will be providing volunteer services to a sustainable foods farm in Durham, NC, for the week of Spring Break. Their goal is to inform students of the accessibility of a sustainable lifestyle and the benefits of becoming an active citizen. For more information visit the Florida Alternative Breaks site: http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/studentorgs/fab/

This film screening is co-sponsored by our friends and neighbors at the Citizens Food Co-op, and will be the first in a series of food-related documentary films that they will be presenting at the CMC over the next few months.

 

When:
Mon, 01/31/2011 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated