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Food Inc. movie

Ijamsville, MD(Zone 6b)

I saw the movie Food Inc. last night. What a great eye opener to all the different facets and trickle down effects of the mechanized food system. As much as I know about the food industry it was still a bit depressing to see it come together on the big screen. On the other hand that was the point, the wider the audience the faster the truth reaches the mainstream consumer!

Cargill, Tyson, IBP, Archer Daniels Midland, Monsanto, Smithfield (world's largest meat processing plant Tar Heel, NC pop. 70)

http://www.foodincmovie.com/

Issues touched on by the film: http://www.foodincmovie.com/about-the-issues.php

Another movie that explores different ways of growing food locally, with Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin and Will Allen
http://www.freshthemovie.com/

Cross posted in Sustainable Alternatives forum

This message was edited Jul 6, 2009 11:23 AM

Hahira, GA(Zone 8b)

True - there are many concerns & dangers with the "food" we eat. But, until migrant workers who harvest our crops are provided porta-potties & hand-washing stations IN THE FIELDS, & be required to use them, even locally grown & harvested crops can be dangerous, in my opinion. I am all for organic, locally grown & harvested foods & safe processing, but we could stem alot of disease if we could just enforce basic sanitation. Hepatitis and other diseases can be passed on improperly washed veggies because the workers urinate (or worse) in the fields & don't wash hands! YUK!! I wash everything very well, but..... can we be TOO careful? Just my observations. Samantha

Southern NJ, United States(Zone 7a)

A friend gave me a tour of his organic blueberry fields and I was surprised to see not only all of the porta-potties but also the hand-sanitizing stations right next to them. It was really interesting - and an eye-opener.

Hahira, GA(Zone 8b)

Wow! That's great - I have never seen that down here - I hope it will catch on! Samantha

Southern NJ, United States(Zone 7a)

Those facilities were required in order to be certified organic, apparently. I never thought of sanitation as organic - just absence of chemical herbicides/pesticides/fertilizers, so I learned something!

Tacoma, WA(Zone 8b)

Howdy, wow...thanks for this link! I am scared to watch it.

Ijamsville, MD(Zone 6b)

Here is the link for the theaters and dates.
http://www.magpictures.com/dates.aspx?id=3e3938d1-b785-4286-9ae0-8eb5952f1480

Tacoma, WA(Zone 8b)

Howdy, I live in the Northwest near Seattle. It does not appear to be playing there or is being picked up by small theaters? Interesting. Same thing with Michael Moores movies.

Vancouver, WA(Zone 8a)

sunny, looks like it will be in Tacoma as of Aug 14th , at the Grand Cinema...

Fern Park, FL(Zone 9b)

If anyone wants a more in-depth look at the whole story, you should read Michael Pollan's books - specifically Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. I read both books and then saw Food, Inc. The movie only skims the surface. If you only want to read one of the books I'd recommend In Defense of Food. You will not be disappointed! In Defense of Food changed my world!!

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