Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Food's back in theaters

The food industry is headed back to the big screen this weekend as Food, Inc. opens in NYC and LA this Friday, June 12. Filmmaker Robert Kenner takes a closer look at our nation's food industry exposes "the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer." The movie, which took 6 years to make, highlights the big business of corporate food production and how it impacts consumer health, the average American farmer and our environment. I've been meaning to see a screening of the film for a few months now, but continuous conflicts prevented me from doing so. I'll be catching the flick this weekend and will report back with a full review. My instinct tells me it's going to be a must-see film and has the backing (and on-screen interviews) of a number major players in the food industry, Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser (author of Fast Food Nation and co-producer of the film), and Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms among them.
Get your organic/all natural-popcorn ready to go...

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