The movie FOOD, Inc. is causing a stir in the United States. The film opened on both coasts June 12th, and is scheduled for limited release across the country, (June 19th here in Minneapolis). It is a documentary about the hidden horrors behind the American Agricultural Industry and as a result what is happening to us as a nation. Recent headlines about lack of food and food related illnesses; worker/animal cruelty and dangerous pesticides have raised questions for many Americans.
The film has people on both sides of the table fired up. The accompanying book entitled: FOOD, inc.; How Industrial Food is making us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer – And What you can do About it; features 13 authors including Eric Schlosser, Muhammad Yunus and Anna Lappe, who are taking a stand against industrialized food. FOOD, Inc. also strives for awareness of issues in the industry that are not necessarily in the headlines.
• Genetic Engineering
• Environmental Impact
• Foodborne Illnesses
• Healthy Eating
• Low Impact Farming
• Farm Worker Protection
• Factory Farming
• Nutritional Labels on Restaurant Food
If it is true that you are what you eat, then it is a direct reflection of the state of the health in this country. We are what we eat, but fortunately we are able to change it. With important information that we all have the right to know, we can make informed decisions about our health.
FOOD, Inc. is lifting 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.
- Organization Type: Film
- Website: foodincmovie.com
- Producer(s): Robert Kenner, producer/director; Eric Schlosser, co-producer
- Founded: 2009
Source: foodincmovie.com; organicconsumers.org