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Field and Screen: Films about Our Food begins tonight at the Wex

Field & Screen: Films about Our Food at the Wexner Center for the Arts begins tonight.

Starting at 7 PM is the first in a series of panel discussions and films about the food industry: how our food is produced and the consequences this has on the earth and our lives.

Here's a description of the series from the Wexner Center:

The food industry grows, processes, and distributes what we eat more cheaply and efficiently than at any point in history. However, many of these advancements have had serious negative impacts on our environment, the nutrition of our food, and the health of the general population. Field & Screen features some of the best recent documentaries to address these issues along with films that illustrate the wonderful pleasures that food offers us.

And here's the event, an agriculture panel discussion, happening tonight, at 7 PM:

Tonight's discussion focuses on the many connections between food, art, and culture and how those connections have impacted the local food movement in Ohio and elsewhere.

Central Ohio is home to an extraordinary network of farms, producers, and restaurants that make local, sustainable food a top priority. Jaime Moore from Wayward Seed Farm in Marysville and Jeni Britton Bauer from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, leaders in developing working relationships between local food producers in our area, talk about those connections and their own activities. Offering additional perspectives are Amy Bodiker from Chefs Collaborative, a national network that advocates for sustainable food in the culinary community, and Ohio State art professor Michael Mercil, the creative force behind such projects as The Virtual Pasture and The Beanfield.

I'll see you there!

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