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Friday October 22 2010


The "Films For Thought" films series will screen Fresh in Hopwood Auditorium at 6 p.m. Tuesday as part of LC's Year of Sustainability. A discussion will follow.

In this documentary, the latest in what might be called the what's-the-matter-with-corn-syrup genre, Ana Sofia Joanes provides a brisk indictment of industrial farming and its devastating toll on our soil, health, and livestock.

Making her argument are those committed to bucking the system -- farmers, beekeepers, lawyers, and retailers with alternative visions. Though the horror stories are here -- like the hog farmer who exterminated his entire herd after contracting an antibiotic-resistant infection from one of his animals -- the film is more folksy in tone than the recently shown Food, Inc. and more focused on practical solutions.