Westford Farmers Market Supporters' Choice Workshop
Sunday, April 11, 2010
"The Future of Food" Film Screening and Seed Politics Panel
Sunday, Apr. 11th from 5-7pm (arrive early - movie starts at 5:00 sharp)
An insightful peak into GMOs (genetically modified organisms) as related to seed production with the film screening of “The Future of Foods” by Deborah Koons Garcia for Lily Films followed by a panel discussion by local experts.
The Future of Food, a groundbreaking documentary released in 2004, distills the complex technology and key regulatory, legal, ethical, environmental and consumer issues surrounding the troubling changes happening in the food system today—genetically engineered foods, patenting, and the corporatization of food—into terms the average person can easily understand. It empowers consumers to understand the consequences of their food choices on our future.
This event is FREE however registration is required. Please email with your name, city, email address, how you heard about us, and total number in your party.
The First Parish Church United
48 Main Street, Westford
Following the screening, a discussion and Q & A session will include:
* Phil Jones - owner of Jones Farm in Chelmsford
* Christie Higginbottom - a garden historian at Old Sturbridge Village
* Nicholas Strutt - a Westford native and student of Food Policy and Applied Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
There will be a Seed Swap (bring your seeds!) and heirloom seeds for purchase at the workshop.
Bring a brown bag snack or dinner. Refreshments - wine, coffee & tea - will be available.
Check out the Westford Farmers Market!