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Vancouver for Peace Monthly Film Night
Wednesday, November 10
The Politics of Food
Global Banquet examines the ethical questions at the heart of the globalization debate and explores the aspects of globalization that are NOT reported on the evening news.
We can have democracy in this country or we can have great concentrated wealth in the hands of few, but we cannot have both.
-- Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, 1941
WHEN: Wednesday, November 10
Doors open 6:45 p.m.
Movie starts at 7:00
WHERE: Marshall Elementary School
6400 MacArthur Blvd.
Enter media center 20 yards to the right of the main doors.
The Global Banquet: The Politics of Food
The Global Banquet: The Politics of Food reveals the profound negative impact of globalization on our food system. Taking examples from all over the world this video makes "difficult" issues understandable to the non-specialist, by exposing
the underlying myths that hunger is the result of scarcity, that small countries simply can't feed themselves, and that only market driven, chemically based, industrial agriculture can feed the world,
how Agri-business is squeezing out small farmers and how trade liberalization, by allowing mass produced, low-cost food exports to developing countries is destroying peoples' ability to feed themselves
the links between food security and social development, and how women, particularly, are affected,
the altering and patenting of life forms, factory farming, and the degradation of the environment.
The video examines the ethical questions at the heart of the globalization debate and shows what farmers, laborers, environmentalists, animal rights activists, church groups and students, here and in the developing world, are doing to address the situation.