Los Angeles

Event Announcement: Food Politics and Sustainable Solutions

ee-la-mark-web.jpgJoin the Social Action Committee of Slow Food Los Angeles for an afternoon discussion about food politics and sustainable solutions for community food security at the Edible Estates Headquarters & Workshop. Speakers will include Fritz Haeg, founder of Edible Estates; Mike Foti, owner of an Edible Estate in Lakewood; Evan Kleiman, chef, host of KCRW’s “Good Food,” and longtime supporter of local farmers and sustainable agricultural projects, who will speak about the Slow Food movement; and Jordan Vannini, chairman of the Slow Food Los Angeles Farm Committee, who will talk about the Farm Committee’s activities and goals.

futureoffood.pngAfter the discussion, we’re pleased to present a screening of The Future of Food for those who wish to see Deborah Koons Garcia’s documentary about the current landscape of food politics. Called “the Fahrenheit 9/11 of the genetically engineered food battle,” The Future of Food is a provocative call to action and an excellent introduction to the issues surrounding the use of genetically modified food products.

When: Sunday, October 15, 2006 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Machine Project, 1200 D North Alvarado Street (Echo Park), Los Angeles
Cost: Free of charge, but please RSVP by October 14 to snailwrangler [at] slowfoodla [dot] com

Street parking available. Seating will be limited, so plan to come early if you want a good seat.

For more information and further reading, please see the following:
++ More information on Machine Project at their site;
++ More information on Edible Estates at their site; read a recent New York Times article about Fritz Haeg and the Edible Estates project at the Foti residence in Lakewood; or read “Green House Effect” in the Los Angeles Alternative weekly.
++ Learn about the development of the Foti Farm at the Foti Farm blog;
++ The Future of Food web site;
++ “GMO-Food Foes Turn to Film” in Wired magazine;
++ An article from the San Francisco Gate, “Fighting for the Future of Food“; and
++ Information about Evan Kleiman is available here.

We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be an interesting and lively afternoon!