Saturday, June 06, 2009

Food, Inc. If You Are What You Eat - Know Where Your Food Comes From!

I was trying very hard to stay away from My MySpace Blog and My "Forget Big Brother" Blog tonight (Friday).

I had made the decision to spend several hours working exclusively on my upcoming Vintage & Designer eBay Listings.

And, I was actually sticking to my plan for about an hour.

Until I heard about the story that this Blog addresses.

I was listening to PBS's NOW program, hosted by David Brancaccio. Tonight's guest: Robert Kenner, the man behind the upcoming film "Food, Inc".

I held back for a while... Focus.... Focus... Damn It!... until I couldn't hold back any longer...

What I was hearing about America's Food Producers, Suppliers, and Retailers demanded my immediate attention.

eBay would just have to wait.

It was about the time that the host and Mr. Kenner were discussing the fact that a fast-food burger from, say McDonald's, has meat in it from 1000 (that's One Thousand) individual animals!

Ugh!... This little tidbit made me feel queasy... even though I've been a vegetarian for most of my life.

The filmmaker has made a film to be proud of. He truly wants to inform the American people. Particularly about how the food choices they make effect the choices that are available. He focuses on real people and real lives.
Don't worry... it isn't a film made in a slaughterhouse... he wants people to
actually watch it.

The Informative Website for: Food, Inc. - The Movie.. (Food, Inc. debuts in San Francisco on June 12, 2009. Among many things, the website lists dates for other cities/theatres where you can see it.)

Below is the trailer for Food, Inc..

Peace & Bon Appetit!



Food, Inc.

Behind the food we love—Secrets that giant food companies don't want you to know.

Americans have a longstanding love affair with food—the modern supermarket has, on average, 47,000 products. But do we really know what goes into making the products we so eagerly consume?

This week, David Brancaccio talks with filmmaker Robert Kenner, the director of "Food, Inc.," which takes a hard look at the secretive and surprising journey food takes on the way from processing plants to our dinner tables. The two discuss why contemporary food processing secrets are so closely guarded, their impact on our health, and another surprising fact: how consumers are actually empowered to make a difference.

Find out why you'll never look at dinner the same way.

About the Film...

"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'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.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farm'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. "

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