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TitleUSD Hosts “Food Fight” Screening and Panel
Date2.14.11
ContactLiz Harman
Contact E-mailharman, at sandiego.edu
Contact Phone(619) 260-4681
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The University of San Diego hosts a free screening of the 2008 film “Food Fight,” followed by a panel discussion with the  film’s director Chris Taylor on Tuesday, Feb. 22.

Complimentary food sampling and a number of related exhibits will take place at 5 p.m., followed by the movie and panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. in USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre.

The movie is a critical examination of food and food culture in America, examining how the food industry has been co-opted by corporate forces whose interests do not lie in providing the public with fresh, healthy and sustainably-produced food.

“Food Fight” is a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century and how the California food movement has created a counter-revolution against big agribusiness.

The panel discussion also will include Kathy James, associate professor in USD’s Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science; Gregory A. Pallaske, director of regulatory compliance, U.S.  Foodservice; Jill Richardson, author of “Recipe for America” and Jay Porter, USD graduate and founder of The Linkery Restaurant, one of the first true farm-to-table restaurants in San Diego.

DVDs of the film, autographed Taylor, along with books by the other panelists, will be on sale during the food sampling.

To RSVP, go to Facebook at USD Food Fight. For more information about the movie, go to www.foodfightthedoc.com. Call (619) 260-4681.