Past Meetup

Movie Screening and Discussion: FOOD INC.

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Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying SPRING :)

We had such an informative and engaging time during our last two film screenings that I have decided to make this a regular thing! We will be hosting the screenings at The Kenmawr's Community Room in Shadyside. A cozy space with lots of comfy couches. We will have a short discussion of the film right after.

This June 7, let's watch one of the best food documentaries in recent times: FOOD INC.

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. 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.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser ("Fast Food Nation"), Michael Pollan ("The Omnivore's Dilemma") along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc.reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Feel free to bring a guest or guests -- anyone whom you may think may be interested or who may benefit from watching this riveting film!