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In Defence of Food — the movie
Sun. 16 October 2016, 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
It's Fair Food Week and we would like to invite you to join us at the Randwick Sustainability Hub for a screening of IN DEFENCE OF FOOD — the movie.
Have you ever wondered what to eat to be healthy? Join us at a screening of a great new film that answers the question with seven words you will never forget...
...EAT FOOD, NOT TOO MUCH, MOSTLY PLANTS
Suggestion to think about before you come to the movie:
- ... make a list of what you eat in a typlical day (or for a typical breakfast, lunch, or dinner)
- ... rank (from most to least) things you pay attention to when making food purchases.
WHEN: Sunday 16 October 2016
TIME: 6:15pm-8:30pm, join us for cuppa at 6:15 for 6:30pm start of the film followed by discussion
WHERE: Randwick Community Centre 27 Munda Street Randwick
- 6:00pm Join us for cuppa
- 6:30pm: Screening of the documentary
- 7:50pm: Facilitated discussion
- 8:10pm: Cuppa and nibblies
- 8:25 Collaborative cleanup many hands make light work and its fun chatting while we do the last of the clean up for the day
- 8:30pm: Close.
Background to the film
Best-selling author Michael Pollan starts In Defense of Food with a simple question: What should I eat to be healthy? The answer turns out to be much simpler than he imagined.
Today, the typical American diet includes lots of meat, white flour, sugar, and vegetable oils. It’s cheap, convenient, and has been processed to taste really good. But its effects on health are not so tasty, including alarming increases in obesity and type 2 diabetes.
To complicate matters, recommendations by “experts” about healthier ways of eating seem to change daily. Eat more protein and fewer carbs. Eat less meat. Consume more fiber. Drink less milk. Eggs are bad. Eggs are good. No wonder people are confused.
The film follows Pollan on a fascinating journey to discover the truth about food and health. His search for answers takes him from the plains of Tanzania, where one of the world’s last remaining tribes of hunter-gatherers still eats the way our ancestors did, to Loma Linda, California, where a group of Seventh-day Adventist vegetarians live longer than almost anyone else on earth, and eventually to Paris, where the French diet, rooted in culture and tradition, proves surprisingly healthy. Along the way he reveals how a combination of flawed nutrition science and deceptive marketing practices have encouraged us to replace real food with scientifically engineered “edible food-like substances.”
In Defense of Food shares the remarkably simple seven-word guide to healthy eating that Pollan discovered on his quest: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. It’s an eloquent reflection of the power of common sense and old-fashioned wisdom. And it frees us to rediscover the pleasures of eating while at the same time avoiding the chronic diseases that so often stem from the modern diet.
Come join us!