In re: Food inc.

Food, Inc. I haven’t seen it yet, but I have been waiting for Food Inc. for a while.  The movie is just about set to open up in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, it doesn’t come here to Ohio (Cedar Lee in Cleveland Heights) til July 3 – see opening dates here, but I imagine it will be making a big splash and forcing a lot of people to rethink things (Monsanto has already created a campaign against the movie).  The movie is co-produced by Eric Schlosser who wrote Fast Food Nation, a great book on the industry of fast food (both the food we get and the workers issues).  The movie also features Michael Pollan whose works on food in the Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food among others have really pushed me further into rethinking our food problems (i.e. I am more passionately local and vegetable then before, as well as our corn problem – that is everything is based upon it including our cheap corn fed beef).  Anyway if you get the chance to see this movie it sounds great from the reviews and from the people involved, of course be prepared to be disturbed.  I just saw the trailer and read a review at the NY Times.

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  1. Thanks for posting the link for Food, Inc.! You can watch the trailer here:

    There is also a book companion to the movie, Food, Inc. available at Amazon.com. The book explores topics that were discussed in the movie, such as the industrialization of our food supply and the benefits of local and organic eating. Food experts including Marion Nestle, Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, and Anna Lappé, take these topics to another level through thirteen fascinating essays, some of which have been written especially for this book. Check it out!

    Shannon Matloob
    Participant Media

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