Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Most Important Issue of Our Time

http://www.foodincmovie.com/

You'll never look at dinner the same way!



How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets And serve to our families?

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, 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, 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.


Robert Kenner, producer/director:
Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner worked for over six years to bring Food, Inc. to the screen.


Eric Schlosser, co-producer:
Eric Schlosser is an investigative journalist, best-selling author, playwright and a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. He is considered a leading authority on the impacts of industrialized agriculture.

Featured in the film:

Michael Pollan:
Author of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Pollan is an award-winning journalist and world-renown food expert who has authored five books, including The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, which was used as reference material for this film.

Joel Salatin:
Owner/farmer of Polyface Farms in Virginia, who feeds his livestock grass, the way nature intended.

Gary Hirshberg:
Founder of Stonyfield, the third largest producer of yogurt in the U.S.

Barbara Kowalcyk:
After her 2 1/2 year old child Kevin died from E. coli, she has since become a food safety advocate, fighting to give the USDA the power to shut down plants that repeatedly produce contaminated meats.

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