"Food, Inc." Screening at SMC Campus Center

The University of Maryland, Baltimore will hold a screening of Food, Inc., a documentary that “reveals surprising and often shocking truths” about where our food comes from and how it’s produced, on Nov. 8 at the SMC Campus Center, Room 351.

Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner, this 2008 documentary uses reports by Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser and The Omnivore’s Dilemma author Michael Pollan to look at the growth of factory farming, lack of federal regulation, amount of processed foods, and the rising rates of chronic disease.

Abby Cocke of the Baltimore Office of Sustainability will lead the post-movie discussion about food security and urban agriculture in Baltimore. Cocke is an environmental planner with the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, where she works on urban agriculture, green schools initiatives, and forest conservation. Before working for the city of Baltimore, Cocke managed community greening programs at the Parks & People Foundation.

This documentary screening is hosted by the Wellness Hub and UMB Go Green. 


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