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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

 So back to work today...switching from AM shift to the PM....the body always loves that. Today I just wanted to mention a film that everyone should seek out at your local movie rental joint. Eventually I will get a book and video list up...for for now just rent this movie. Your stroll down the  local grocery store aisles will never be the same again.

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has 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, herbicide-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, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel 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.

2 comments:

  1. I havebeen told by many that this film is incredible. A must see....I guess I must see it..hehee

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  2. Even if you dont really care about food at all...it is still an eye opener FrooFroo!!

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