Thursday, June 11, 2009

You'll Never Look at Dinner the Same Way...

The documentary movie, "Food, Inc." premiers in NYC, LA and San Francisco tomorrow, June 12th, and opens nationwide starting June 19th. Food, Inc. exposes America's industrialized food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy and workers' rights.

As “Food, Inc.” demonstrates, the corporate control of our food has given us new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that cause illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually; widespread obesity, particularly among children; and an epidemic level of diabetes and heart disease among adults. The film also describes the abusive persecutions and prosecution of farmers around the country by Monsanto as it attempts to push its genetically engineered crops.

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 the safety of what we eat, the often horrifying way it is produced, and the corporate powers that actually control our food supply.

“The message should be clear,”
Executive Director Andrew Kimbrell, of the Center for Food Safety said, “There is not one American consumer who wants food made using industrial agricultural methods. These practices benefit a handful of companies who profit greatly at the expense of our farmers’ way of life and the public’s health.”

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