Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Friday, April 27, 2012

Weekend Reading


There's more evidence regarding arsenic in apple juice - including this story which appeared in Time.   Our district is discussing how to handle the problem given the amount of apple juice consumed with our lunch. Meanwhile, consider suggesting your kids try something else to drink (orange juice? milk?) and if you have younger kids attending a preschool that serves apple juice every day, call them.

Mad cow is back and this time in California.  Read more. Our district is working on a plan for next year to get beef from a farm and not a grain lot.

Local Fun

The Planting Fields has its annual Arbor Day Family Festival this weekend.

Old Westbury House and Gardens will host a tree celebration on Sunday as well as a huge crayon recycling event!

Movie Next Tuesday:

Slow Food Huntington & The Cinema Arts Centre present
Let's Eat! Food on Films
Farmageddon: The Unseen War On American Family FarmsTuesday, May 1st, 7:30 PM
Guest Speaker: Andrea Mastellone, Weston A. Price Foundation / Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Please join us for this one night only screening of this powerful new documentary about the unseen war on American family farmers, with discussion and reception following the film.

Americans’ right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.

Filmmaker Kristin Canty’s quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened. What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling fresh foods to their communities. Instead of focusing on the source of food safety problems — most often the industrial food chain — policymakers and regulators implement and enforce solutions that target and often drive out of business small farms that have proven themselves more than capable of producing safe, healthy food, but buckle under the crushing weight of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions.

The Cinema Arts Center
423 Park Ave.
Huntington, NY 11743-280

$13 Admission
$9 members

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