If you needed another reason to add “local” and “organic” to your vocabulary, go see Food, Inc., director Robert Kenner’s take on our food industry. With interviews from Fast Food Nation‘s Eric Schlosser and The Omnivore’s Dilemma‘s Michael Pollan, as well as chicken farmers, lower-class families struggling to make better food choices and a mother-turned-activist whose son died due to a hamburger riddled with E.coli, the film was stunning, and impossible to not react to.
Nancy is going to interview the director sometime today, so look for her notes on the discussion to come. In the meantime, read all about the movie here. While I had seen some of it before (shots of slaughterhouses, chickens in tiny coops who can’t stand), it’s all disturbing, and it calls to light the way big corporations are protected by the government and how we must force them to change by making better choices as consumers. That’s all.