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"American Meat" Screening at W & J College

April 4th, 2013 6:30pm - 10:00pm

American Meat Screening

 Thursday, April 4, Washington & Jefferson College. Washington, PA

Refreshments: 6:30 pm

Film: 7 pm in Dieter-Porter 100

Conversation: 8:30 pm

Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are revealed, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, the story shifts to Polyface Farms, where the Salatin family has developed an alternative agricultural model based on rotational grazing and local distribution. Nationwide, a local-food movement of farmers, chefs, and everyday people has taken root... But could it ever feed us all?

 

Conversation Participants: John Jamison, Jamison Farm; Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) board member; Sukey Jamison '71, Jamison Farm; Alice Julier, Associate Professor and Program Director of Food Studies, Chatham University; Jamie Moore, Director of Sourcing and Sustainability, Eat'n Park Hospitality Group; Aaron Weaver, General Manager, Parkhurst Dining Services at Washington & Jefferson College; Discussion Moderator: James Longo, Professor of Education and member of the Steering Committee for the Integrated Semester on Conflict and Community (Fall 2013), Washington & Jefferson College; Graham Meriwether, director of American Meat.