Hi Meetup Member,
Saw the film last night, and it has much to teach us about the firmly entrenched system in this country that's making many of our decisions for us about what we eat. To be honest, I found it daunting to see what we are up against, and sad to see how our lawmakers and politicians have allowed Monsanto to steamroll family farmers into becoming part of the machine.
Unfortunately, the film gives a lot of attention to promoting "humanely" produced meats, without looking at the wonderful benefits of going vegetarian, or even mentioning the possible advantages of eliminating meat production.
I found out that the film will continue at the Charles Theatre at least through Friday. It's at 1711 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Call (410) 727-FILM. 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!
Peace, Don Robertson