Unitarian Church hosts programs on food ethics/sustainability

May 7, 2013

Mequon – Is healthy and safe food a basic human right? Unitarian Church North is sponsoring two educational programs in May and June focused on the ethics and sustainability of our food. The programs, which are free and open to the public, will explore the environmental, social, health and economic aspects of our food supply. All events take place at the church, 13800 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon.

Four documentary films during the month of May and a 6-week discussion course starting in June will help participants grasp and deal with the many dimensions of food. The issues surrounding our food supply are multi-faceted and very complex: genetic engineering; the ethics of patenting life; the impacts of food production on global climate change; the ethical treatment of animals; the use of pesticides, toxins, and other harmful agents in and around the foods we purchase and consume; the environmental, social, and economic justice issues relating to the production, distribution and consumption of food, etc. It’s up to us to consider and act on these issues to make safe and healthy food a reality for all.

Food Focus Film Series
During the last four Thursdays in May, the church will host a free “Food Focus Film Series” that will feature the latest food documentary films that deal with all the dimensions of food. All films begin at 7:00 pm, are open to the public, and are free (a freewill offering will be accepted). A discussion will follow each film for those who would like to participate.

Thursday, May 9th, Hungry for Change
Thursday, May 16th, Forks Over Knives
Thursday, May 23rd, Food, Inc.
Thursday, May 30th, Fresh

Hungry For Change: Food, Ethics, and Sustainability Discussion Course
On Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00 pm, an informational meeting will be held at Unitarian
Church North to explain and organize a six-week discussion course titled, “Hungry for
Change: Food, Ethics, and Sustainability.” The meeting is free and all are welcome. Based on the Northwest Earth Institute's book of readings, participants will meet weekly to explore the interconnected nature of food systems and our relationships to them; to examine the impact our food choices have on our health and the health of our planet; and to consider the ethical and political implications of our current food system and our personal food choices. Weekly meeting dates and times will be chosen by those interested in participating.
For more information, visit www.ucnorth.org

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