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Feed Your Head

March 5, 2012

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Langsdale Library Auditorium
Contact Name: Kelly Mcphee
Contact Phone: 410-837-4057
Contact E-mail: kmcphee@ubalt.edu
Related URL: http://www.ubalt.edu/academics/undergraduate/honors/

 

 

Feed Your Head: documentary screening & panel discussion
Sponsored by the Helen P. Denit Honors Program as part of the Thought for Food series  
 
In Food, Inc., documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner "lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies.” http://www.takepart.com/foodinc/film
Our nation's core food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations. The industrialization of our food supply is not a sustainable solution to the food security issues that many struggle with every day. In fact, several Maryland residents don’t know where their next meal is coming from. In particular, Baltimore City has various food deserts that contribute to diverse public health concerns. Join us and learn how smaller-scale, local agriculture is a viable solution to the large-scale, factory food supply chain. After an engaging dialogue over dessert and coffee, learn how you can BEE the Difference during the Denit Honors Alternative Spring Break at Baltimore’s Real Food Farm!
 
Guest speakers from Maryland Hunger Solutions, Baltimore Office of Sustainability and Civic Works will be on hand to present information and answer your questions after the screening.
 
Thought for Food is a series of Denit Honors Program events examining the topic of food security. The series integrates local and global service experiences, documentaries, field trips, guest speakers and a fundraiser to help feed those in need.