Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

See The World According to Monsanto on Thursday

Films on Food co-presented by Slow Food Huntington & Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre is a great series of films this summer followed by a guest speaker and a lovely reception! - Sara

This Thursday – July 29, at 7:30pm

The World According to Monsanto

Guest Speaker: Steve Storch, Watermill, LI. Biodynamic Teacher & Farmer

From Iowa to Paraguay, from England to India, Monsanto is uprooting traditional food supplies and replacing it with their patented genetically engineered seeds and systems. And along the way, farmers, communities, and nature become collateral damage. Monsanto’s controversial past combines some of the most toxic products ever sold with misleading reports, pressure tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption. They are the world leader in genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as well as one of the most controversial corporations in industrial history. Since its founding in 1901, Monsanto has faced trial after trial due to the toxicity of its products, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polystyrene, devastating herbicides like Agent Orange, used during the Vietnam War. Today, Monsanto has reinvented itself as a "life sciences" company converted to the virtues of sustainable development. They now race to genetically engineer (and patent) the world’s food supply, which profoundly threatens our health, environment, and economy. Combining secret documents with first-hand accounts by victims, scientists, and politicians, this powerful film exposes why Monsanto has become the world’s poster child for malignant corporate influence in government and technology. USA, 2008, 108 min.; Dir. Marie-Monique Robin
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About Guest Speaker Steve Storch
When Water Mill biodynamic agriculture expert Steve Storch was growing up in Coney Island, the depletion of farm soils was the last thing on his mind. But when he married into the Halsey farming clan and moved to the East End to study marine biology 24 years ago, all that changed. Mr. Storch now runs Natural Science Organics, which he calls “part of the farm organism” at Larry Halsey’s Green Thumb organic farm on Halsey Lane. He’s a relatively strict adherent to the spiritual-based agricultural practices first proposed by the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner in 1924, in which every part of that “farm organism” is treated as an interconnected link to the rest of the farm. In that world view, human health, soil health and vegetable health are all dependent on factors that have as much to do with spirituality as science.

Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
$9 Cinema Members / $12 Public / includes reception.
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