food, inc.

I can not wait to see this documentary. Food, Inc. will be playing at Cedar Lee next Friday, which just happens to be surrounded by great restaurants.
Here’s a link to preview the trailer.

Synopsis:
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli–the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joe Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

8 Comments

  1. MalininGrl
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    According to the Cedar Lee website, Food, Inc. isn't coming until next week.

  2. michelle v
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Thanks – truthfully not sure which date but I'll change. The production company keeps telling me it's this Friday yet I'm hearing next and this from people locally.

  3. The CFT
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Saw it this weekend on dvd (friend brought it by, not a bootleg but not a real release). Enjoyed it a lot, but I'm the choir. All the usual suspects/talking heads. Think Omnivore's Dilemma w/ moving pictures.

    Nice seeing you on Sunday.

  4. michelle v
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Good seeing you to, Dan. Such a fun evening!

  5. Meghan
    Posted July 9, 2009 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    agreed, this film looks amazing, and have been waiting for it since i saw the trailer months ago… last i saw it was showing on july 16th…

  6. LK
    Posted July 20, 2009 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    I am also a less-is-more, natural food, support the local vendor choir member. Everyone should watch this film.
    Check out Snowville Creamery. The owner, Warren Taylor, is just as (if not more) infectious as the farmer from California in the film… Not to mention that Snowville Creamery is local, the milk is antibody and hormone free and the cows are free-roaming.

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