Documentary Night: Food, Inc.

Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 PM
Venue: Jonsson Performance Hall
Ticket: Free
Season: 2013-14

Food, Inc. takes a close look at America’s food industry. In this compelling documentary, the director, Robert Kenner, shows how the production of food has drastically changed since 1950s. Today it is industrialized, controlled by a small number of multinational corporations, focused on profit rather than nutritional health. Some of the consequences of this change are not only the more centralized corporate control of the global supply of food sources, but also problems for the quality of the food produced, the welfare of animals and the environment, the lives of farmers and agricultural workers on the assembly lines, and ultimately the health of the consumers who actually eat the food.   After the documentary show, join us for the Q & A and discussion.

In the 2013-14 Food For Thought: What Should We Eat? series of lectures and events, the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology will explore the issues of ethics and values that arise in the fields of consumption and production of food. With the help of our speakers, we will examine how economic, political and cultural values and ethics should shape our decisions about what to eat and how to get it.

For more information on the lecture series visit the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology website.


For more information contact:
Magdalena Grohman

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.

Directions to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO)

From the north, take Synergy Parkway to Floyd Road, turning south to Lookout Drive. From the south, take Campbell Road to Waterview Parkway and turn north on Waterview. Turn east on Synergy Park Boulevard. Turn south on Floyd Road and head towards Lookout Drive. Prepare to stop at the four-way stop sign at the intersection of Floyd Road and Lookout Drive. Next, turn to head west on Lookout to drive onto the university campus. Prepare to make a right at the driveway. That is the entrance to Parking Lots A and B. After turning into the driveway, Parking Lot B will come first and Lot A is just beyond a dividing sidewalk. Find a green or gold spot and park. Use the safe walking path and head west toward campus. A large campus map (right) and Green Bridge appear at the end of path. Cross the Green Bridge, enter Green Hall (GR) and follow the signs to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604). 
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