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Join the Discussion & Screening of Modified: A Food Lover’s Journey into GMOs 10/16 @ 6:30p

After screening at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival this summer, the award-winning documentary film “Modified” returns to the Marquis Theatre for a special one-night only screening in company of the filmmaker and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont. The special screening is being held to mark World Food Day. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this invitation to friends & colleagues who may be interested in attending!

WORLD FOOD DAY SPECIAL SCREENING OF “MODIFIED”
Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm
The Marquis Theatre, Middlebury
Q & A with the filmmaker and NOFA-VT will follow

“Modified” tells the story of a very personal mother-daughter investigative journey into the complex world of genetically modified foods (GMOs). The film, which has received 10 awards since its release, was partially filmed in Vermont and highlights the state’s historic fight for GMO labelling, as well as Vermont’s short-lived GMO labelling law which was overturned by federal legislation in 2016.

The film is also a visual celebration of food and the love of cooking, highlighting recipes and cooking vignettes from the filmmaker’s farm-to-table cooking show on PBS Food. World-renowned chef Jacques Pépin calls the film “a very personal, tender, touching tribute to a great mom, and a well-researched, enlightening and powerful documentary”.

The film is also being shown in Burlington at Vermont International Film Festival on October 19th, and at Montpelier’s Savoy Theater on October 17th.

For a full list of screenings and to watch the film’s trailer, please visit: www.modifiedthefilm.com

We look forward to seeing you in Vermont!

Food Solutions Fellow @ Net Impact

Food loss, meaning food wasted before it reaches a consumer, accounts for 64% of all edible food that is lost. With the support of helpful toolkits and funding from Net Impact, Fellows will host a 90 minute event to raise awareness and generate solutions on a topic that has a major impact on the food supply and on climate: food loss. All participants will have the opportunity to submit their solutions to the Food Solutions Challenge for a chance to attend a paid capstone event in the San Francisco Bay Area to sharpen their design thinking skills and refine their solutions. The top three teams will win $5,000, $1,000 and $500 in seed funding to turn their ideas into action.
Receive:

  • Resume and leadership development experience
  • $125 hosting stipend (for food and prizes to attract attendees)
  • An event toolkit, including a PPT deck, scripts, case studies, and a facilitator’s guide
  • An outreach toolkit to help you market your event

Timeline and expectations:

  • Attend a Welcome Webinar (required)
  • Host your event between November 1, 2017 and March 15, 2018
  • Time commitment is 12-14 hours leading up to your event

Apply: http://bit.ly/2xvTXvL
For more information: http://bit.ly/2ysf27d

Email foodsolutions@netimpact.org for more information about how to get involved in this exciting opportunity.

NET IMPACT

Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. At the heart of our community are over 60,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future. Together, we make a net impact that transforms our lives, our organizations, and the world. Many people want to make a difference, but turning good intentions into tangible impact can be hard. Net Impact is an accelerator. Our programs—delivered from our headquarters, as well as globally through our student and professional chapters—give our members the skills, experiences and connections that will allow them to have the greatest impact now and throughout their careers. Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who want to become the most effective change agents they can be. Over 100,000 strong, our emerging leaders take on social challenges, protect the environment, invent new products and orient business toward the greater good. In short, we help our members turn their passions into a lifetime of world-changing action.