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Roth Center Director to serve on “Food, Inc.” panel at the County Theater

Mar 15, 2013

Kristin Hulshart, a DelVal alumnus and the director of the College’s Roth Center for Sustainable Agriculture will serve on a panel following a showing of “Food, Inc.” at the County Theater, in Doylestown, on Wednesday, March 20.

The showing of “Food, Inc.” starts at 7:30 p.m.  The film looks into what consumers eat, how food is produced, and possibilities for the future of food production.

Hulshart said that while she doesn’t necessarily agree with everything in the film, she thinks it is important to have discussion.

“People who attend can expect a good discussion on food and food systems,” said Hulshart. “I’m glad we can talk about it and really get people thinking about the food system and our options.”

She said she would encourage students to come out and take part in the conversation.

“The food system is changing and doesn’t look the same as it did for their parents’ generation, if they were farming,” said Hulshart. “These kind of events give them an idea about the current discussion and what could be different in the future.”

She said she would encourage anyone who hasn’t seen the film to attend, whether they agree with the film or not.

“Whether it is your customers or your coworkers, reacting to this film, you may hear about it,” said Hulshart. “Have you thought through why you agree or disagree with it?”

Admission is $10 for the general public and $8 for Doylestown Food Co-op members. Tickets can be purchased at the County Theater box office or online.

The event is part of the Farm Fresh Film Series, which is being presented by the Doylestown Food Co-op, the County Theater, and the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance. The College is one of the event’s sponsors.

The series will include four screenings that look into how the foods consumers choose impact health, communities, and the world.

The next events in the series will be: June 6, Sept. 26 and Dec. 5.

The Doylestown Food Co-op and the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance work to provide convenient access to local food in the area. Both groups also work to educate the public and help local farmers and producers. Learn more at www.doylestown.coop/  and www.buckscountyfoodshedalliance.org.