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Screening and Panel Discussion of Documentary ‘At the Fork’
Sustainability Management and student groups Students of Sustainability, Green Peace SU and BrainFeeders will sponsor a free screening of the new documentary “At the Fork” on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Grant Auditorium, in White Hall, Falk College.
In “At the Fork,” filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife, Lisa, offer up a timely look at how farm animals are raised for human consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers—real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food.
Alongside the Papolas, “At the Fork” features a number of experts on food, farming and animal husbandry, including Temple Grandin (professor, Colorado State University), Wayne Pacelle (president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States), Mark Bittman (bestselling author, former New York Times columnist) and Terry Branstad (Iowa governor).
A post-film discussion panel will include Matt Volz, Greyrock Farms CSA owner and farmer; DeAnna Germano, local chef owner of Chef 4 Rent, who features farm-to-table cuisine; Jim Daddabbo, managing partner of local restaurant Mesa Grande Taqueria, which supports local and uses sustainable practices in its restaurants; and Meg Lowe, culinary nutritionist and intern for Sustainability Management.
There will be refreshments provided by Sustainability Management. The film is 90 minutes, and there will be a Q&A with the panel afterward. The event is free and open to the public.
This will be a waste-free event; attendees are encouraged to bring their own mugs, cups or plates to minimize the amount of trash generated during this gathering. Fruit, apple cider and cookies will be provided.
Parking: Visitors can use Irving Garage, cost $5, and take the Walkway Bridge to Falk College Grant Auditorium. Anyone who holds an SU parking pass can park in any Orange lot for free, which includes Quad 4.