“Edible Allegheny” and Environmental Science Department To Show “Farmageddon”

Oct. 25, 2012 — A screening of the documentary “Farmageddon” will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Quigley Hall auditorium at Allegheny College. The screening will be immediately preceded by a potluck dinner starting at 5 p.m. Members of the community are invited to attend this free event and encouraged to bring a dish of their choice to share.

Farmageddon explores the stories of small family farms and the ability of consumers to freely choose the food they eat. The screening is co-sponsored by Edible Allegheny, an organization devoted to campus and local food initiatives, and the Department of Environmental Science at Allegheny.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion and an audience question and answer session led by farmers, students and faculty.

“With the upcoming elections and changing food awareness it is an important time to discuss food and agriculture in terms of social, economic and political perspectives,” said Laura Hellmich, a junior at Allegheny College. “This screening is meant to foster open discussion and provide an opportunity to ask questions concerning farming, agricultural policy, food justice and sustainable agriculture.”

Questions about the event can be directed to Kate Darby at kdarby@allegheny.edu, 814-332-3004, or Rebecca Vines at rebecca@freshfromthevines.com.