With our world becoming more and more interested in more organic and natural approaches to eating, there has been an array of educational methods to get the message out there. From conventions to farmers markets, internet videos, documentaries and of now the annual sustainable food film series set in Denver, Colorado. The Fourth Annual Sustainable Food Film Series is set to begin at the Denver Botanic Gardens this week. Screening is $5 for attendees and the film is meant to educate and inform the population of healthy eating. The series will raise awareness on how to grow, produce and consume food in a much healthier and more sustainable way. There will be a total of four films covering organics, sustainable farming, local food, and seafood crisis. The films will be airing beginning September through November at the Denver Botanical Gardens Mitchell Hall. Doors open at 6PM and screenings begin at 6:30PM.
In 1968, Chinese-American physician Robert Ho Man Kwok penned what he thought was a lighthearted letter to The New England Journal of Medicine. He wrote of experiencing numbness, palpitations, and weakness after eating in Chinese restaurants in the US, and wondered whether the monosodium glutamate used by the cooks here might be behind his strange illness. The consequences of Kwok’s letter were far-reaching and devastating. MSG, then a common food enhancer, was immediately tagged as a toxin in the public eye, a move supported by flawed “research”, and was removed from nearly every commercially-available food found on store shelves.