Enjoy the following food and farming related events taking place at Duke during the fall 2011 semester. Read the rest of this entry »
This article was originally published in The Chronicle.
Authored by Brandon Levy
Brooklyn-based filmmaker Ian Cheney’s 2007 documentary “King Corn” highlights the prevalence of corn in the American diet and the adverse consequences of consuming the product. “King Corn” was shown at a screening Monday in the Levine Science Research Center’s Love Auditorium as part of Duke University’s second annual Food Week. The event was sponsored by Farmhand—a Nicholas School of the Environment initiative that supports local farms in the Triangle area—to promote awareness about how a corn-based diet has contributed to the current obesity epidemic. Read the rest of this entry »
The student-organized Food Week at Duke is in full swing! Make sure to attend the events below to learn more about food issues and enjoy some great eats.
“King Corn” Screening with Filmmaker Ian Cheney
Monday, October 3
Join Farmhand on October 3rd at 7 p.m. in Love Auditorium (LSRC) for a movie showing of “King Corn” with filmmaker Ian Cheney. Watch the trailer. Ian Cheney is a talented documentary filmmaker and advocate of sustainable food systems. Ian is one of the Co-founders of Food Corps, and founder of the documentary advocacy group “Wicked Delicate.” His movie “King Corn,” a documentary about “two friends, one acre of corn, and a subsidized crop that drives a large part of our nation’s food system,” recently won a Peabody Award. Please come join us for this exciting and informative event. Before the event, a reception will be hosted in the Hall of Science in front of Love Auditorium at 6:15 p.m. Local food snacks and beer will be provided. After the film, Ian will give a brief talk about his film and open the floor to Q & A. Read the rest of this entry »