USD Hosts “Food Fight” Screening and Panel

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 Call (619) 260-4681.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Pamela Gray Payton
(619) 260-4681