6 Billion Ways presents: Reclaiming our food system
An evening of short films, speakers, music and info stalls
While a billion people go hungry, hundreds of thousands suffer obesity and food producers in rich and poor countries alike struggle to make a living. The global food system is dysfunctional – but there are solutions. This evening event will explore the idea of food sovereignty, a way of putting both people and the planet first, and challenging the corporate dominance that makes our food system so unsustainable.
A number of short films will be interspersed with expert speakers and discussion. Then Asian Dub Foundation’s John Pandit will play a DJ set while you dance, chat or find out more about food justice campaigning.
Tuesday 20 September, from 6.30pm
Ground floor bar, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1
Free event, paid bar available
Not a very green revolution A short film highlighting the problems with India’s ‘Green Revolution’ where unsustainable
agriculture has caused environmental problems and driven farmers into debt.
I eat therefore I am Critically analyses the workings of the modern global food system and powerfully advocates the necessity of food sovereignty as a solution.
Natabar the seed farmer The story of farmers like Natabar, who reject dependence on industrial hybrid seeds in favour of saving indigenous rice seeds.
Upendra has worms A very short film which documents a growing shift back from the use of chemicals to traditional agricultural methods, such as the use of worm-culture in sustainable organic farming.
The Real News report from Honduras A report from Honduras documenting the evictions faced by small farmers and the growing movement of farmers seeking constitutional reform to guarantee a more equal land distribution.