Food, Inc. Broadcast Premier

If you haven’t seen the movie Food, Inc. yet you should. You also happen to be in luck, it is on PBS April 21st.  Check the schedule for your local listings and sit down with a healthy bowl of popcorn and tune in.  Set the DVR or catch it online on PBS from April 22nd – 29th.  Whatever the option, this movie is a must see! 

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 Americanconsumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA andFDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations thatoften 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 harmfulbacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually.We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and anepidemic level of diabetes among adultsFeaturing interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation),Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms’ Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms’ Joe Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about whatwe eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.