Film series about food and international trade starts Tuesday

Posted by Lori Shull - Thursday, October 20 2011
lshull@tntech.edu

 

The Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library and the learning villages are co-sponsoring a film series, “The Business of Food: The International Trade in What the World Eats.”

Each of the four films will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the library media center in room 110.

The first film, “We Feed the World,” will be Tuesday, Oct. 25. The film is about scarcity and plenty around the world, tracking farmers and fishermen as well as corporate executives and truck drivers.

“Chicken for Africa: The Dirty Trade of Leftovers,” will be shown on Tuesday, Nov. 1. It tells the story of chicken exports as they travel around the world and talks about the devastating consequences they have on small farmers in Africa.

A film about food production and distribution around the world, “Food War,” is an investigative documentary that includes footage from more than 15 countries. It will be screened on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

The final film will be shown on Tuesday, Nov. 15. “The Future of Food” is about the ongoing controversies surrounding genetic engineering of crops.

Each film screening is free and open to the public.