The proverbial expression ‘food for thought’ took on a new dimension this past Wednesday when I had the privilege of attending Coralie Charriol Paul’s new film series, React to Film, in a screening of Robert Kerner’s new documentary, Food Inc. This award-winning filmmaker deconstructs the myth of the American farmer to reveal the shocking and disturbing truths about the industrialization of our food culture in the US.
Through an incredibly effective and engaging narration, this thought-provoking film communicates the realities of how our food is actually being made and the consequences of large corporation’s scientific and technological approach to producing massive quantities of food. Food, Inc. features interviews with industry experts like Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) to reveal the critical issues at hand: children’s diabetes, E. coli outbreaks, and a national crisis of obesity just to name a few. For the sake of sounding overly dramatic: Just go see the film yourself.
Not only is Food, Inc. informative and compelling, this documentary shows us the ways in which we can become an agent of change. To learn more about Food, Inc. and where it is playing near you, visit the website: http://www.foodincmovie.com/