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'Food, Inc.' documentary screening to be held March 21

March 20, 2012

Will Wallak
(315) 443-5887

The Syracuse University Sustainability Division will host a “zero-waste” showing of the Academy Award nominee for best documentary feature film “Food, Inc.,” on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Heroy Geology Lab Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 p.m.

In “Food, Inc.,” producer-director Robert Kenner reveals shocking facts about food production and consumption in the United States. The movie exposes the highly mechanized food industry that’s been hidden from the American consumer and controlled by a handful of corporations. Profit is often put ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. The film features interviews with experts such as Eric Schlosser (“Fast Food Nation”) and Michael Pollan (“The Omnivore’s Dilemma”), and social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farm’s Joe Salatin.

The screening will be a “zero-waste” event and attendees are encouraged to bring their own “mess kits” (Tupperware, napkins, re-usable silverware, mug for hot beverages, re-useable water bottles, etc.) for snacks that will be provided by the Sustainability Division.

This event is a part of the Sustainability Division’s recycling campaign. Students who would like to become involved with the recycling campaign should contact Rebecca Osborne at Students who wish to become more involved with sustainability issues on campus should contact Brooke Wears at

For more information about sustainability, visit the SU Sustainability website, follow @SustainableSU on Twitter, and check out the Syracuse University Sustainability Facebook page.

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