Wed, July 29 at 7:15pm
Preview Showing with Speakers
Fri, July 31 - Thu, Aug 6
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 FOR FOOD, the USDA, and the FDA. Our nation's nutrition 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 in 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) and 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 what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation, and where we are going from here. (PG, 94 mins)
Wed, July 29 -- A discussion follows the movie about disincorporating and decentralizing our food supply.
Bev Sell, Five Points Community Farm Market
John Wilson, New Earth Farms
David Hausmann, The Boot Restaurant
Jerry Cook, Founder of World Orchard Project
Ashley Gonzalez, Campaigns, PETA