Apr 18, 2024 - Food and Drink

"The Smell of Money" film examines cost of cheap pork

Pigs in a pen.

Photo courtesy of "The Smell of Money."

This Saturday, the Music Box Theatre will host the Chicago premiere of "The Smell of Money," a documentary detailing the social, environmental, health and animal welfare costs of industrially raised pork.

Why it matters: Illinois is the fourth-largest pork producing state in the nation, bearing many of the ecological consequences that come with it.

Zoom in: The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm owner Jody Osmund, an environmental attorney from Food and Water Watch, and Jessica Chipkin, founder of humane agriculture advocacy group Crate Free USA.

If you go: The screening starts at 4:30pm, and tickets are $30.

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