Film shows food origins

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By Jahna Lacey

The office of student life is presenting the video “Food, Inc.” 10 a.m.-11:35 a.m. and 1 p.m.-2:35 p.m. Wednesday in Room 150 of Loftin Student Center.

“’Food, Inc.’ examines corporate farming big businesses that are producing meat in the United States,” education support specialist Erika Peña said. “It talks about food that is unhealthy in a way that is environmentally abusive to both animals and employees.”

Peña hopes the video makes students aware of what they eat and what they put into their bodies.

“The reason why a lot of people are against animal products is because organizations have the animals in small cages.” Peña said. “For example, they have 30 chickens in tiny cages and small, confined spaces. The documentary looks at where people get their food and how big corporations are inhumane toward animals.”

Peña said the second segment of the video looks at industrial production of grains and vegetables. The documentary shows how food companies profit from heavily using petroleum-based chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers and promotion of unhealthy food consumption habits by Americans.

Free snacks and coffee will be served. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 210-486-0158.


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