Iannucci works toward Gold Award
Published 12:00 am, Thursday, September 17, 2015
Julia Iannucci recently presented a screening of the award-winning documentary “Food, Inc.” as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award.
The workshop-style event included a roundtable discussion with local agricultural experts.
Approximately 30-plus people attended the program held at Promisek at Three Rivers in Bridgewater.
Julia’s father, Don, opened the workshop with information about Promisek and a quote about the environment by Pope Francis.
Julia shared her experiences working toward the Gold Award and welcomed guests.
“I believe that this movie does a great job of covering the many concerns related to our food supply,” she said.
“It is my hope that by sharing this film with you we can all become more aware of these issues, discuss them together,” she said.
The film was screened in three segments, giving guests time to discuss the movie by Michael Pollan.
Topics discussed include food chains and the fast food market; the use of antibiotics and immunity to animals and farmers; control of the small farmers and putting them into debt by demanding costly upgrades to equipment or they lose their contracts; how much of the land in the U.S. is used to grow corn; corn subsidies; the issue of E.coli from cattle diets and living conditions; government corruption and lobbyist; the cost of food for low-income families and how to make good choices.
A luncheon featuring foods grown by local farmers followed.