In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has 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, herbicide-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, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg 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.
In conjunction with the Nambour Art House Cinema's presentation of Food Inc, we have invited the Sunshine Coast Convivium of Slow Food Sunshine Coast Hinterland to exhibit information about locally produced foods and the slow food movement. (*Additional costs for finger-food which will be available)
Rating: (PG) Documentary 1hr 40m
Director Robert Kenner
Cast: Gary Hirshberg, Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin, Troy Roush, Eric Schlosser
Friday 3rd - 7.00pm
Saturday 4th - 4.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5th September - 4.30pm
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