A monthly film and lecture series at Arizona Science Center will educate consumers about food, the effects of modern and sustainable farming techniques have on the environment, our food supply and our health.
“Chew on This!” will answer questions like: What foods are showing up on your dinner plate, and how did they get there? What’s the difference between organic and conventionally produced fruits and veggies? How does eating “out-of-season” increase our carbon footprint? What do bees really do for the food industry?
The first screening, of the documentary FRESH, is on Saturday, Aug. 18 and features guest lecturers Carole De Cosmo from Arizona Farm and Ranch Experience and Avondale Farmers Market along with Derek Slife and Christopher Wharton from Chow Locally.
Upcoming dates for the “Chew on This!” series include
Sept. 8: Screening of the film “American Meat.”
Oct. 13: Lecture by Greg Peterson on urban agriculture.
Nov. 17: Screening of the film “Truck Farm.”
The series is presented in partnership with Chipotle Mexican Grill and will culminate on April 20 with an Earth Day Celebration and Food Festival to celebrate and share sustainability practices.
For a complete listing of planned events visit the Arizona Science Center Chew on This! web page.