About the Apr ’06 Event

Thanks to the enthusiastic response and excitement from the Nashville community, the April 7, 2006 event was completely sold out – and a tremendous success!

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The Future of Food
will be screened on April 7, 2006 at The Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, TN, as part of an event benefitting the Tennessee Organic Growers Association (TOGA). The evening’s activities will begin at 6:30P.

In addition to being a fundraiser, the primary goals of the event are to stimulate discussion and raise local public awareness, participation and priorities regarding these and related issues:

1. safe, nutritious foods that are locally-grown using sustainable methods (environmentally sound, economically viable, socially just, humane)

2. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Farmers’ Markets

3. the key questions raised by consumers as they become aware of genetically modified (GM) foods.

TOGA is a non-profit organization, and has a mission that is closely aligned with the issues noted above.

The Future of Food is a recent documentary film by Deborah Koons Garcia. The film is an investigation into the health and environmental issues surrounding genetically engineered crops.

As a lead-in to the film screening, there will be brief performances by a few local songwriters.

A panel discussion and audience Q&A will take place immediately following the screening of the film. The panel will feature the filmmaker Ms. Garcia, as well as three other individuals (local/regional) with appropriate experience and/or expertise in the issues at hand.

Participation by local and regional CSA growers and other farmers will be encouraged. This will serve to increase their local visibility, and if they desire, allow them to partake directly in a dialog with members of the community.

The event will be promoted locally through a combination of traditional media sources, as well as a grassroots, viral-marketing approach.

To cover the basic costs of staging the event, sponsorship monies, as well as potential donations-in-kind, will be solicited. These will come from local individuals, organizations and companies who support the idea of invigorating and broadening local and regional discussion and action concerning these issues.

When: 6:30 PM, Friday, April 7, 2006
Where: The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
Cost: $15 per person for admission

Advance tickets are available online or, at The Belcourt Theatre box office:
2102 Belcourt Ave.
Nashville TN 37212.
(615) 383-9140

e-mail: nashfof@comcast.net

Click here for a downloadable (PDF) Press Release.

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