Food, Inc., the Academy Award nominated documentary film, premiers on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Point of View April 21.
If you care about the food that you eat, where it comes from and how it gets to your table, this is a must see movie. But there is a caveat, you will not be the same after you see it and you will look at food very differently than you do now.
“The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000…” Michael Pollan, author of “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto”
Get the broadcast schedule for the PBS station in you area at PBS-POV.
Excerpt from the PBS-POV website…
“In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s 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. coli – 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.
Food, Inc. will be accompanied by Notes on Milk, a short variation of the 2007 feature documentary Milk in the Land: Ballad of an American Drink. Ariana Gerstein and Monteith McCollum, whose Hybrid aired on POV in 2002, take a quirky and poetic look at some lesser-known aspects of America’s favorite drink: the industry’s spiritual underpinnings, politics and the struggle of independent farmers. “
If you don’t have television access, you can watch Food, Inc. online (Food, Inc. will be streaming in its entirety from April 22 to April 29, 2010).
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