Didn’t catch one of the local screenings of Food, Inc.? A must-see documentary about the current state of food production and how we vote with our forks, Food, Inc. features Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin, Gary Hirshberg, and Barbara Kowalcyk, who became a food safety advocate after the death of her young son from E.coli poisoning.
Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry and exposes the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies. Our nation’s food supply 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 for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
Live chat opportunity:: Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm and Josh Trought of the D Acres farm and supporter of the National Family Farm Coalition will participate in a live online chat this Thursday, November 5 beginning at 6:00pm (Pacific). You can share your questions and join in the chat by going to http://www.livestream.com/foodinc at the designated time and type your question to Gary and Josh to the right of the video player where it says “Type your chat message here.” You will see all of the questions, in real time, to the right of the video player, and Gary and Josh will respond to the questions live, on camera.