Jun 22nd, 2009
Author: Connie Moreno
I’m happy to announce that Food, INC is now playing at theaters in the Bay Area. Although I haven’t seen it, it’s gotten great reviews from foodies and athletes alike. The movie takes a closer look at where our food comes from, along with the role the government plays in protecting huge food conglomerates. I don’t think it will stay in the theaters long, so be sure to check it out soon. Below is a synopsis of the movie from the 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. 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. coliâ€”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, 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 surprisingâ€”and often shocking truthsâ€”about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
Check out the official website. Movie times in Oakland.
50 Wall-ball shots (20#/14#)
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Since we have yet to mark the official 10ft. target in the new space, please use your best judgment. No monkey business.
Anyone interested in watching the film? Perhaps we could make it a CFO field trip. Post to comments.