“E² Transport”: Food Miles

In the 21st century global food economy, most foods travel an average of 1,500 miles from farm to plate. As renowned author Michael Pollan asserts, the impacts of this fossil fuel-driven system are detrimental to the environment, but also to our health and social wellbeing. Writer Michael Shuman argues that investing in local food systems shortens the distance between who we are and what we eat and creates wealth in the community. Local food production provides the opportunity to lessen the environmental impact of the global food market and build healthier, more sustainable communities. This film is the most recent installment of the “E² Transport” series examining sustainable transportation alternatives with potentially far-reaching effects. The series introduces a broad range of ideas to address the crises of automobile culture and fossil fuel dependence: from existing technologies, to long-term urban planning, to economic incentive. Narrated by Brad Pitt. Directed by Tad Fettig. Senior Producer: Veronique Bernard. Executive Producers: Karena Albers and Tad Fettig.

Introduced by Jennifer Mandeville, Sustainability Coordinator, Maret School.

Shown with THE GREAT FOOD REVOLUTION: 24 HOURS, 24 MILLION MEALS

Following the program, DC Food For All has reserved the backroom at Nanny O’Briens at 8:30 pm for further discussion of the films. 3319 Connecticut Ave., NW, right at the Cleveland Park Metro.

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