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Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2004

Sierra Club presents 'Future of Food'

JUNEAU - Earlier this year, filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia, the third wife of the late Jerry Garcia, released "The Future of Food," an in-depth look at genetically modified organisms (or GMOs) that make it into grocery stories.

The film showed in Mendocino, Calif., and was credited as a major infuence in passing a measure that banned GMO crops in Mendocino County, according to Wired News. Since then, more than a dozen California municipalities have proposed similar laws.

Irene Alexakos, a member of the Juneau chapter of the Sierra Club, hopes the film will be educational when it screens here, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at the Gold Town Nickelodeon. Admission is free.

For more information, visit It's the second in the Sierra Club's free series of films. Their last movie, "Oil on Ice," filled the theater to capacity.

"I'm certainly concerned about what I put in my body," Alexakos said. "And this is an issue that I think all sorts of people would be concerned about across the board, especially mothers who are feeding their families and who are the primary grocery shoppers in their family."

The film includes interviews with consumers, farmers and scientists in the United States and Canada who have battled with multi-national corporations over the health and environmental controversies associated with GMOs.

Eaglecrest brings 55th Miller film to Juneau

JUNEAU - Warren Miller's 55th snowriding film, "IMPACT," will play at 5:45 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Centennial Hall.

Tickets are $8 at the door, and the movie is sponsored by the Eaglecrest Snowsports School.

Miller, now 80, has been making his annual documentary since 1949. This year's installment includes more women (17) than any previous Warren Miller film. It follows mountain skiers, free skiers, snowboarders and adaptive sit-skiers

Athletes include Cordova's own Kevin Quinn.

The film travels to Cordova, Girdwood and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, plus Park City, Utah; Chamonix, France; Bansko, Bulgaria; Acapulco, Mexico; British Columbia; California; Colorado, Alberta; Montana; and Switzerland. The soundtrack includes: Charles Mingus, The Vines, Amon Tobin, The Doves, The Dandy Warhols, Iggy Pop, RJD2 and Jane's Addiction.

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