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Sustainable Film Series continues in April with movie about food industry

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When was the last time you thought about where your food came from?

The featured film for the month of April in the Sustainable Film Series presented by Walking Mountains Science Center is "SUSTAINABLE," a vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America's food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it.

About the film

During the past few decades, our food system has been overhauled in order to be as efficient and profitable as possible. With developments in frozen food, microwaves, processed food and the ease with which these foods can be transported, the goal for farms across the U.S. has moved away from growing quality food toward making more quantity for as much money as possible.

Despite this poor system, we are beginning to see a recent rise in a more sustainable food system, a system where farmers like Marty Travis are growing food organically and distributing locally. This is a system not necessarily aimed at pure efficiency, but rather aimed at health and longevity, a system that will support healthy communities for many years to come.

To view the entire lineup of the series, visit http://www.walkingmountains.org/films and for more information about this film, visit https://sustainable foodfilm.com/.

IF YOU GO …

What: “SUSTAINABLE” film showing as part of the Sustainable Film Series presented by Walking Mountains Science Center.

When/Where: 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at Loaded Joe’s in Avon; and again at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at The Dusty Boot in Eagle.

Cost: $5 suggested donation.

More information: Email melissak@walkingmountains.org.