This is definitely one of those films that not many people would want to see, but everyone really really should NEEDS to see it. I’m not just talking for their own good, but also for the good of other people, and even the planet itself. It cracks me up that the kinds of images shown and points made in the film cause most people to look the other way, perhaps even more than before, or they avoid watching things like this altogether for fear that they will not want to continue to eat what they like.
What kind of thinking is this?? How could you not want to know where your food comes from? If someone is worried that they will be grossed out by something in the movie, then really that’s even more reason to see it. Pretending that all food is produced in a clean and healthy environment does not make it true, and in fact will probably make it further and further from the truth. Knowing the truth can help make things better, and by making better choices we can influence the type of food production industries that will thrive and actually want to make us healthy, rather than fat and sick.
Contributors/Interviewees of this film include:
Michael Pollan – author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, and the sequal, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.
Eric Schlosser – author of Fast Food Nation.
VERY unfortunately, the movie was not widely released. Go here to see if it is playing in your area.
A bit about the film from its website:
“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.”
“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.”
You can find a trailer for the movie there, or on a previous post I did.
Take the whole family. Seriously. This is a subject people should be talking about and concerned over.