The Friends of Boca Grande Community Center has assembled an expert panel to discuss the challenge of "Sustaining a Hungry World" at 3 p.m. Friday in the Community Center Auditorium.
"We hope you will join us for this informative and enlightening presentation," said Marta Howell, Friends executive director.
Watch the documentary Food, Inc. (2008 PG-94 minutes) and then listen to the debate. Free movie showings are at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 10 a.m. Jan. 18.
Food, Inc., an American documentary narrated by Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner, examines corporate farming in the United States.
Panelist moderator Francis Jenkins Jr. is chairman of the Westway Group, a leading global provider of bulk liquid storage and liquid animal feed supplements through subsidiaries Westway Terminal Company LLC and Westway Feed Products LLC.
Who: "Sustaining a Hungry World" panel discussion with moderator Francis Jenkins and panelists Ken Moshenek, Stan Doer, Jaime Jerrels, William Herz, Roger West and Lee Perron
What: "Food, Inc." documentary
When: Movie shown 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 10 a.m. Jan. 18 with panel discussion at 3 p.m. Jan. 18
Where: Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium
Cost: $10 for panel discussion, movie free.
F. Kenneth Moshenek, president and chief operating officer of the Westway Group and former president of Unity Envirotech LLC, a company servicing the commercial fertilizer and municipal wastewater markets.?
Stan Doerr joined ECHO as deputy director in April 2004 from World Vision, Mauritania. He was named president/CEO of ECHO in June 2006.
Jaime Jerrels, assistant director of agricultural policy at the Florida Farm Bureau Federation, works with five advisory commodity committees: Sod, Citrus, Sugar, Vegetable and Environmental Horticulture.
William Herz, director of scientific programs for The Fertilizer Institute, has more than 19 years professional experience and a multi-disciplinary background in risk management and assessment, toxicology, public health, and environmental science.
Roger West, a commercial cattleman in Alachua County who lives in Gainesville. His operation involves commercial cow-calf and hay production using lease land. He is professor emeritus at the University of Florida Animal Sciences Department. ?
Lee Perron spent 27 years in the cable television and internet industry rising to the position of senior vice president and an officer of Adelphia Communications, fifth-largest U.S. cable television company.
He now participates in nonprofit and volunteer endeavors in Southwest Florida and manages the Englewood Farmers Market.
The Film Forum provides an opportunity for audience members to ask world-class expert panelists about topics in a compelling and controversial documentary film. Panelists are invited to participate based on their perspective, knowledge, and expertise on the topic.