The Politics of Food = Food, Inc.

Reading the news this morning, I saw this short spot:

Marion Nestle went to see Food, Inc and she gives it two thumbs up. I’ve only seen clips and heard a talk by the director and stars Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan about the making of the movie. It’s going to be a BIG DEAL when this comes out.

via La Vida Locavore:: Appetizer Sampler Platter.

Which led me to:

I talked my way into a press screening of Food, Inc. last night. Good thing. This film is the riveting documentary directed by Robert Kenner due for release soon but already generating lots of buzz, and for good reason. It’s a terrific introduction to the way our food system works and to the effects of this system on the health of anyone who eats as well as of farm workers, farm animals, and the planet.

via Food Politics » Food, Inc.: The Movie.

Which then led me to this:

Food, Inc.




With a constituency limited to anyone who eats, “Food, Inc.” is a civilized horror movie for the socially conscious, the nutritionally curious and the hungry. Yes, it has a deceptively cheery palette, but helmer Robert Kenner’s doc — which does for the supermarket what “Jaws” did for the beach — marches straight into the dark side of cutthroat agri-business, corporatized meat and the greedy manipulation of both genetics and the law. Doc biz may be in the doldrums, but “Food, Inc.” is so aesthetically polished and politically urgent, theatrical play seems a no-brainer, though it won’t do much for popcorn sales…

Disturbing as it is, “Food, Inc.” doesn’t present some doomsday scenario. People can make a difference, it says: After all, look what happened to Big Tobacco.

— Variety

Which is where I got to view the trailer.  So now I’ve surfed on over to my Netflix Queue and added Food, Inc to my list…So now I wait to see the whole thing…Don’t you just love the interlinked, interconnected, “internets”?

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