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Friday, July 10, 2009

Food, Inc.

You probably already know about the depletion of our country's crops. Did you ever wonder why it creates a significant impact in our country's current state of health? Did you ever wonder if there was anything we could do about it?

Thanks Amber for calling my attention to this interesting film; I am so excited to see it!

It plays one day in Utah:
July 17th, Salt Lake City
Broadway Centre Cinemas
111 E 300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84111


We all vote with our grocery budget (even at the Valmart voting poll).
What do you vote for?

Film Details

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' 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.


Sarah said...

Looks really interesting. I'll see you there!

Jackie (updated profile) said...

wow! I will really make an effort to see this . I love feeling totally at the mercy of greedy corporations.

Kristen said...

Um. I don't know where to start.

Adhis said...

Maria says:
Start from the very beginning. A very good place to start.

Adhis said...

I just looked on Broadway's site, the movie is slated for July 31st.