"How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?"
For most, the answer is very little. Of all the social and environmental issues we face today, "what we eat" is probably the most important and the most urgent. Food, Inc, a new documentary by Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing many of the shocking truths about what we eat, how it's produced and who is calling the shots. It takes an indepth look at how this industrialized food system effects our environment, our health, the economy and workers' rights.
The film features interviews with some of the most greatest minds in the movement, including one of my personal favorites, Michael Pollan (author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, and In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto).
Check out the trailer...
Unfortunately it won't be out until June 12th in select cities, but in the meantime you can visit their site to find out more information.
They give a great break down about the issues surrounding the food industry including...
- Genetic Engineering
- Foodborne Illness
- Environmental Impact
- Healthy Eating
- Farm Worker Protection
and they give you 10 simple things you can do to help change our food system.
- Food, Inc. (the book)
- The Omnivore's Dilemma
- In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
- Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty
- Harvest For Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating