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Film: Reply to Whole Meetup Group

From: Don R.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 2:12 PM
You may reply to this message and send to the whole Meetup group. Might be helpful if you'd like to attend the film with other members.

Ashley writes:

I am likely going to attend the 840 showing tonight. If anyone else would like to join me let me know.
Ash

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On Jul 7, 2009, at 12:03 PM, Don Robertson <[address removed]> wrote:


Hi Meetup Member,

I've heard good things about the documenatary film "Food, Inc." It's now showing, final two days, at the Charles Theatre, at 1711 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Call (410) 727-FILM. Tuesday and Wednesday are the final two days, and showtimes are 4 pm, 6:40 pm and 8:40 pm. Prices for matinees are $6 and evening showings are $8.

Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner uses reports by "Fast Food Nation" author Eric Schlosser and "The Omnivore's Dilemma" author Michael Pollan as a springboard to exploring where the food we purchase at the grocery store really comes from, and what it means for the health of future generations. By exposing the comfortable relationships between business and government, Kenner gradually shines light on the dark underbelly of the American food industry. The USDA and FDA are supposed to protect the public, so why is it that both government regulatory agencies have been complicit in allowing corporations to put profit ahead of consumer health, the American farmer, worker safety, and even the environment? As chicken breasts get bigger and tomatoes are genetically engineered not to go bad, 73,000 Americans fall ill from powerful new strains of E. coli every year, obesity levels are skyrocketing, and adult diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Perhaps if the general public knew how corporations use exploited laws and subsidies to create powerful monopolies, the outrage would be enough to make us think more carefully about the food we put into our bodies. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

For More info on the movie, go to http://www.foodincmovie.com/

Hope to see you there!

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