The University of Mississippi Environmental Studies Minor and Office of Sustainability will host a screening of the film Food Chains on Wednesday, February 21, as part of UM’s environmental film series.
The screening will take place at 6 p.m. in the Overby Auditorium on the UM campus and is free and open to the public.
Food Chains follows a group of tomato pickers in Southern Florida who are protesting low wages and working conditions at the Publix Headquarters. The film sheds light on the immense influence that supermarkets have over America’s food system and the effects of this influence on farmworkers, who work in poor conditions that can include sexual harassment and abuse, and receive low wages—for example, $40 for a workday that begins at 5 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m.
Food Chains reveals the hidden costs of the American food system, which often operates at the expense of farmworkers, and celebrates those who are working to change it.
To learn more about the film, visit www.foodchainsfilm.com.