RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—The new film Food, Inc., coproduced by Eric Schlosser (author of Fast Food Nation) and directed and coproduced by Robert Kenner, is critical, to say the very least, of our food industry. From modern food production’s origins in the factory-like design of the first McDonald’s restaurants to the concentrated factory slaughterhouses that bring us our pork, chicken, and beef, the movie shows how food gets from farm or factory to your plate and how this process wreaks environmental, social, and health havoc along the way.
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The film’s compelling footage and startling statistics are enough to make anyone angry about the way our nation’s food supply and food safety are handled. Fortunately, as the movie reminds us at the end, we all have three big chances every day to fight back: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Here are six of the food industry’s most carefully hidden secrets, according to Food Inc., and what you can do about them.
|Food, Inc. is opening in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco this weekend. Visit foodincmovie.com to see when it's premiering in your neighborhood.|
Published on: June 11, 2009
Updated on: August 25, 2010