Sunday, June 7, 2009

Food Inc. the Movie - You'll be Hungry for Change After This

Just a perfect June day.


The movie Food Inc. hasn't even shown yet but the mud slinging has begun. Most of the mud is coming from Monsanto who has a full page response tearing apart the movie. Sort of like the naysayers of Inconvenient Truth. And yes, you'll be hungry for change after you see this.

Either way, you'll want to make up your own mind...so see the movie. Videos of factory farming don't lie and whether these farms are few (and they are not) is irrelevant since the not even one should be aloud to function or exist. It's like Monsanto saying GMO's can co-exist, which it can't, (how do you stop seeds blowing to another field) and a factory animal farm saying it's a practical alternative to grazing. Practical? For whom? Cruel? Absolutely.

We as a decent society need to know where our food and all products come from, who makes them, and how they are made in order to have compassion for our earth and all who inhabit it. It's called knowing the supply chain.

We are the food we eat. Our children grow from the food they eat. The movie Food Inc. has a campaign to help improve the food in schools. (remember those awful lunches?) Food inc. supports healthy choices in schools. You can too by going to the website and signing on.

We are judged by how we treat the people who depend upon us.

2 comments:

Shannon M. said...

Thanks for posting the link for Food, Inc., coming out in theaters June 12, in San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles(other play dates available here: http://www.magpictures.com/dates.aspx?id=3e3938d1-b785-4286-9ae0-8eb5952f1480)! You can watch the trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/v/c2sgaO44_1c&hl=en&fs=1

There is also a book companion to the movie, Food, Inc. available at Amazon.com. The book explores topics that were discussed in the movie, such as the industrialization of our food supply and the benefits of local and organic eating. Food experts including Marion Nestle, Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, and Anna Lappé, take these topics to another level through thirteen fascinating essays, some of which have been written especially for this book. Check it out!

Shannon Matloob
Participant Media

Real Green Girl Activist said...

Thanks for this trailer, it's excellent. The trailer is even tough to stomach. I applaud these guys who try to speak the truth with passion. A must see movie: Food Inc.