An invitation to a film showing and discussion on (un)sustainable food consumption in the Philippines


February 16, 2016


The University of Lausanne,
the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) of the Ateneo de Manila University,
the Graduate Institute Geneva,
and the Swiss Network for International Studies

cordially invite you to a screening of

Three short films on (un)sustainable food consumption in the Philippines

“Food consumption and the organic movement”
“Food diversity in the Philippines” and
“Eating out and food waste in Metro Manila “

followed by a discussion moderated by

Dr. Marylne Sahakian (University of Lausanne), with
Dr. Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu and Abigal Marie T. Favis (Ateneo de Manila University),
Mara Pardo De Tavera (Mara’s Original Market), and
Atty. Maria Paz “Ipat” Luna (environmental lawyer), among other guests.

Thursday, 18 February 2016
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Mara’s Original Market Salon
Ground floor, Unit VI-A/C, Gallery Building, Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
Tel. no. : (+63 2) 621-9140 ; Mobile no. : +63 917 532-3156


In light of a recent court ruling against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the booming of the Metro Manila restaurant scene, the three aforementioned films were made, each five minutes long. The films incorporate the findings of a research project conducted by the University of Lausanne and The Graduate Institute Geneva, in partnership with the Institute of Philippine Culture of the Ateneo de Manila University, the Swiss Network for International Studies, as well as partners at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

* For inquiries, please contact (+63 2) 426-6001 ext. 4651 loc. 213, or email <>.