There's a lot of exciting real food-related matters happening around town this month! In addition to the Slow Food Columbia fundraiser hosted by Terra Restaurant next week (Thursday, August 13, 2009 from 6-9pm), The Nick is now showing Food, Inc., a powerful documentary about the food industry and its effects on our nation's health.
AUGUST 5-11, Wednesday-Tuesday
Wednesday, Aug. 5 - 3:00, 6:00 and 8:00
Thursday, Aug. 6 - 7:00 and 9:00 NOTE SPECIAL TIMES ON THIS NIGHT
Friday, Aug. 7 - 3:00, 6:00 and 8:00
Saturday, Aug. 8 - 3:00, 6:00 and 8:00
Sunday, Aug. 9 - 3:00, 6:00 and 8:00
Monday, Aug. 10 - 6:00 and 8:00
Tuesday, Aug. 11 - 6:00 and 8:00
Buy Tickets for FOOD, INC.
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli--the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually.
Slow Food Columbia is one of 200+ Slow Food USA chapters, located in Columbia, South Carolina. Our mission is to support the movement behind GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR foodways in the Midlands and beyond. Our convivium hosts workshops, potlucks and other events throughout the year to celebrate local + seasonal flavors; to showcase the culinary talents of our region's chefs, farmers, + artisan producers; to strengthen connections between members of our local food community; and to educate the public about the importance of knowing where your food comes from.