Ethical Eating

Food and Hunger Documentary A Place At The Table Comes to Cinema Paradiso Tonight

So often, discussions about food in this country can seem a bit ... elitist. We talk about 100-percent grass-fed beef, humanely raised pork, and organic produce, but when someone mentions the fact that those foods are more expensive than their modern conventional counterparts proponents merely say it's worth it.

For about 50 million people in this country, being "worth it" is irrelevant. They aren't asking themselves whether their meat is humane or how far their produce traveled, they are wondering where their next meal will come from, how they will pay for it, and whether it will show up at all.

Those 50 million food insecure Americans simply want A Place At The Table, and filmmakers Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson are hoping their documentary will accomplish just that.

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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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