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This is a great documentary on America’s ever growing commercialized food industry. The movie summary as presented on the official movie website does a great job of describing the film. I recommend this film to everyone.

How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?

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, herbicide-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.

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 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.

Official Food, Inc. Movie Site – Hungry For Change? – Trailer and Photos

The website has a great blog that focuses on pro-healthy food activism and awareness.

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Let it be said, I’m not going to review all movies I watch. I’m not a pop culture guru. However, every once in a while I find one thought provoking enough to have a discussion about. ‘Body of Lies’ is one of those movies. This isn’t even a movie review, but these are some points I got from the movie: (more…)

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