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Batavia group to talk about genetically engineered food

Published: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014 2:46 p.m. CDT

BATAVIA – The Batavia Environmental Commission will show the movie “The Future of Food” at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Batavia City Council chambers at the Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave.

Eco-friendly exhibitors will be there at 6:30 p.m.

The film, a documentary by Deborah Koons Garcia, distills the complex technology and consumer issues surrounding major changes in the food system today – genetically engineered foods, patenting, and the corporatization of food – into terms the average person can understand. It strives to empower consumers to realize the consequences of their food choices on our future.

After the film, there will be discussion led by Jess Fujan, of the group Food & Water Watch, about legislation to label genetically engineered foods.

Admission is free, and participants are urged to bring their own reusable cups and bowls for free drinks and popcorn.

Information about the film is available by going to www.thefutureoffood.com.

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