Families with Children from China New England

The Ethics of What We Eat: Changing Food Systems in the US and China

  • 19 Mar 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Boston University, Boston, MA

Description: THE ETHICS OF WHAT WE EAT: CHANGING FOOD SYSTEMS IN THE US AND CHINA -- A
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

Concerned about the corporate takeover of our food systems?Join us for a screening of “What's For Dinner?” (27 min.), Jian Yi's 2013 documentary about he climate, public health, ethical, and human impacts of rising meat consumption in China. Given that every fifth person in the world is Chinese, what the Chinese eat and how China produces its food affects not only China but the world, too. 

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film's producer, Mia MacDonald, executive director and founder of Brighter Green, a public policy action tank that works to raise awareness of and encourage policy action on issues that span the environment, animals, and sustainability, and Alex Blanchette, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Tufts University and author of the forthcoming Porkopolis: Standardized Life, American Animality, and the "Factory" Farm. Moderated by Ben Siegel, Assistant Professor of History at Boston University.

Location: The Florence and Chafetz Hillel House, Reformation Chapel, 213 Bay State Road, Boston University


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