Food for All
Film Series - Fall 2013
Several initiatives at Michigan State University address farming or food within the boundaries of their issues. With a rising public interest in the food system issues, EFFS Club collaborated with four other active campus groups to bring you the "Food for All" film series. Films will explore topics from land, labor, trade, conservation, and many other important aspects of the current global food system - and as we see, no food system issues exist in isolation. This film series will reveal some of the justice, conservation, and policy issues that exist, and provide hopeful examples of how we all might find more meaning in every meal.
Fresh September 10, 2013 7:30pm Wells Hall Room B117
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
A Place at the Table October 1, 2013 7:30pm Wells Hall Room B117
50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all. - See more at: http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/#sthash.oaNzGeWM.dpuf
Lead co-sponsor for this event: MSU Student Food Bank
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Black Gold October 24, 2013 7:30pm Wells Hall Room B117
Coffee is a universal experience enjoyed by billions of people on a daily basis and is part of an industry worth over $80 billion a year. Nowhere more evident is this paradox than in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields.
Lead co-sponsor for this event: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Specialization
Forks Over Knives November 12, 2013 7:30pm Wells Hall Room B117
The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
Lead co-sponsor for this event: Food and Nutrition Association