Saturday, August 8, 2009

Food, Inc.

You'll never look at dinner the same way after watching Food, Inc. This is a powerfully moving film that complements The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, the movie Supersize me, and Animal, Vegetable and Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (among other recent books and films).

Food, Inc. exposes America's industrialized food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy and workers' rights. See: About Food, Inc.

This movie is well-worth watching, re:watching and studying.
A unique companion book explores the challenges raised by the film in great depth.

1 comment:

chazz said...

Want to see this one especially after seeing Michale Pollan and reading his book "In Defense Of Food".There and on Bill Moyers he made a great series of arguments for local and slow/whole foods.he also had a book which I only saw the PBS show of called "Botany Of Desire" where he took 4 plants being Apples,Cannabis,Potatoes,and Tulips to explain nutrition,economics,beauty
(the section on the Tulip Bubble in 17th century Holland was especially interesting).He was also a consultant on how food has gotten cheaper but worse for us nutritionally with mono culture and high sugar fructose leading to obesity and diabetes in the documentary "King Korn" also worth seeing.I want to see this one.