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Tuesday, August 27 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Food Documentary Series

Aug 27th:        Hungry for Change

Time: 6p-9p   Most days should end by 8:30p but just in case

Place: Seneca Cornell Cooperative Extension - Waterloo

Space is limited, pre-registration is encouraged

Have you noticed how much larger the American public is getting? Are you one of them who try your best to eat healthy but seem to continue to put on weight? Do you want to understand better the relationship between food production and the environment and overall health? Well if so, come join us at Cornell Cooperative Extension for a Food Documentary Series where you can learn more about how our food systems have changed and how it is the underlying cause of what is happening to you.

According to the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, for the last 150 years American agriculture and industrialization has slowly been transformed from small-scale local farms to massive specialized enterprises dependent on fossil fuel energy, pesticides and fertilizers. The health and sustainability of our food system is indeed posing threats to the overall human condition.

After viewing each documentary, an intellectual group discussion will take place to help synthesize the information gained and potentially discuss how we as a community can aid in the spread of knowledge to the community at large. You’ll be exposed to updated information about how government legislation controls and impact our food sources and health (Food Matters), how animal-based and modern processed foods have led to the rise in obesity, diabetes and other diseases (Forks Over Knives), the effectiveness of a plant-based diet in treating cancer and other degenerative diseases (The Gerson Miracle), and get the inside scoop of how weight-loss and food industries manipulate people to go on diets (Hungry For Change).

There is no commitment to all four viewings. Come to what most interest you or come to all. Just come as you are and be ready to be mentally and emotionally stimulated. Dates may change due to interest and availability. Please call Devra Rivkin at Cornell Cooperative Extension at 315-539-9251 for more information.  

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