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Reel and Meal at the New Deal

Reel and Meal is a monthly film series at the New Deal Cafe exploring vital environmental, animal rights, and social justice issues. Admission to the film is always free, sponsored by several Greenbelt community organizations. Contributions are gladly accepted to cover each month’s donation to a non-profit organization.

Due to Covid Reel and Meal events have moved to a Zoom format.  Each month registration links will be posted here.  You can also reach out to Reel and Meal at

Date: Third Monday of every month
Time: The free film starts at 7pm.
Dinner: Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery offers a vegan meal in support of Reel and Meal’s mission. Cost is $7.99 for participants. Phone in your pre-order to the deli at 301-474-0522 by 1:00pm on the day of the film for pick-up between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at the deli. Depending on demand, there may be dinners on a walk-in basis, if not pre-ordered.
Location: Zoom


April 19, 2010

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The documentary The World According to Monsanto will be shown Monday, April 19th. The film is the work of celebrated award-winning French filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, whose three years of work on four continents investigates Monsanto and its corporate influence on government and technology. Combining secret documents with accounts by victims, scientists and policy makers, she guides us through a path of misleading reports, pressure tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption. And we learn how the company systematically tricked governments into allowing dangerous genetically modified (GM) foods into our diet—with Monsanto in charge of determining if they’re safe.

The film highlights the company’s production of substances including PCBs, pesticides, and genetically modified organisms which have led to negative impacts on human health, the environment and the economy world wide.

Following the film, discussion will be led by Michel Cavigelli, PhD, a soil scientist at USDA who has been working in the field of sustainable agriculture for 25 years. Email for more information about this event.