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GCU Offers Screening and Discussion of Documentary Food Inc.

Movie Promises “You’ll Never Look at Dinner the Same Way”

Lakewood, N.J., Feb. 3, 2010—Join Georgian Court University for a screening of the 2008 documentary that exposes America’s food industry, Food, Inc., on Wednesday, February 24, at 5:00 p.m. in the Little Theatre on the Lakewood campus.

Immediately following the 90-minute documentary, radio host and naturopath Michael Glynn, N.D., will lead a discussion. Dr. Glynn earned a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and has been in private practice for 30 years. He hosts “Food for Thought,” which airs on radio stations in the tri-state area and San Francisco.

The program is part of GCU’s continuing A Healthier You on the Horizon series, which offers informative and interactive programs that provide participants with the tools for healthier lifestyles. Tickets are $15 for the general public and free to current GCU students with ID; reservations are required. To register, contact GCU’s Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

About Food, Inc.
Rated 3 ½ stars by film critic Roger Ebert, Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, safety, and the environment. The documentary features interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) along with forward-thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms’ Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms’ Joe Salatin.

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner reveals surprising truths about what we eat, how it’s produced, and who we have become as a nation. The documentary raises issues of foodborne illnesses, diabetes and obesity, factory farming, pesticides, cloning, genetic engineering, farm worker protection, and the environmental impact of transporting food.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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