Thursday August 1, 2013

Aug. 1

Music from Salem free open rehearsal

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Music from Salem announces a free Open Rehearsal on Thursday August 1 at 4 p.m. at the Brown Farm, 154 Priest Road in Salem, N.Y. The Open Rehearsal offers a chance to observe the process of shaping the upcoming weekend Hubbard Hall concert "Four Hands, Luminous Work," featuring chamber music by Chausson, Clarke, and works for piano four-hands. Informal, free and open to the public. For directions, call 518-854-7246 David Gumpert discusses food at Northshire Bookstore

MANCHESTER -- On Thursday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m., a discussion about an issue that affects us all with author David Gumbert: "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights: The Escalating Battle Over Who Decides What We Eat."

Do Americans have the right to privately obtain the foods of our choice from farmers, neighbors, and local producers, in the same way our grandparents and great grandparents used to do? Yes, say a growing number of people increasingly afraid that the mass-produced food sold at supermarkets is excessively processed, tainted with antibiotic residues and hormones, and lacking in important nutrients. Public-health and agriculture regulators, however, say no: Americans have no inherent right to eat what they want. Out of the intensity of this unprecedented crackdown, and the creative and spirited opposition that is rising to meet it, a new rallying cry for food rights is emerging.

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