Community Partners

In Defense of Food Documentary Screening

Our community partner's Trinity United Church will be screening In Defence of Food based on the book by Michael Pollan on February 26, 2016 at 8810 Meadowlark Road. 

Doors open at 6:00 pm and the screening starts at 6:30. Free tickets can be found on eventbrite.

In the documentary In Defence of Food, Michael Pollan tackles a question many of us have been asking: What should I eat to be healthy? The answer turns out to be much simpler than he imagined. Today the typical North American diet includes lots of meat, white flour, sugar and vegetable oils. It's cheap, convenient and tasty. But its effects on health are not so tasty, including alarming increases in obesity and type 2 diabetes.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.