June Dinner & a Movie “The Chicken of Tomorrow”

June 16, 2015
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chickensThe Treasure Valley Food Coalition proudly presents our June Dinner & a Movie,  “The Chicken of Tomorrow” on Wednesday June 24th at Red Feather Wine Cellar, 6PM.  Tickets are $31 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1692329

Sixty five years ago chickens were raised in every county in the United States.  The focus was on egg production with meat as a by-product.  After the war, demand for chicken grew and the A & P supermarket chain sponsored a contest to develop a better meat chicken.  “The Chicken of Tomorrow” is a film made in 1948, documenting these early efforts to industrialize chicken production.  Today broiler chickens are a 44 billion dollar industry dominated by a handful of companies operating mega-farms in 19 states where chickens are housed in deplorable conditions. Join us this month to watch “The Chicken of Tomorrow” and talk with Janie Burns of Meadowlark Farms about the chicken of today.
******** PLEASE NOTE: The change to Wednesday is for June only.  We will return to last Thursday of the month in July.