After six long years of work, award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner exposes the ugly underbelly of our nation’s food industry with his film Food, Inc. I’ve heard it said that Food, Inc. will be to food what An Inconvenient Truth was to global warming. Well, yes and no. As Kim Severson of The New York Times astutely points out in her movie review today, “After watching Al Gore explain the horrors of climate change, moviegoers can turn off a few lights, think about a Prius and call it a day. People who leave “Food, Inc.” still have to eat.”
And that leaves us with the daily dilemma of what to eat, where to buy it and how to prepare it so it’s convenient, healthy, delicious and within budget. I built this site for that very reason; I want to be part of the solution! Please visit a farmers’ market, get on a CSA waiting list or visit a farm stand this week. Please use The Buying Guide to search for resources in your town.
One thing you can do right now to make a difference is sign the Food, Inc. petition to get healthy food into school cafeterias that participate in the National School Lunch Program. I promise this is the fastest and most painless petition ever. Please vote yes to making healthy food a priority for our kids.
The number of books and movies in this genre is just exploding. Has anyone read The Unhealthy Truth, Food Fray or Stuffed? Has anyone seen The Future of Food or Fresh, the movie? Does anyone want to see Fairfield host a Fresh, the movie community screening? I’m trying to arrange it so let me know if you support it. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment.
Food, Inc.‘s exclusive opens in Connecticut engagement is in Greenwich, Norwalk and in New Haven on June 26. The movie is showing in New Haven at Criterion Cinemas 7, 86 Temple Street, time TBA at 7:10 and 9:30 pm. Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza, 2 Railroad Avenue, is showing Food, Inc. at 7 and 9:15 and Garden Cinemas Norwalk, 26 Isaac Street, is showing the film at 7 and 9 pm. Meet me at the movies in Norwalk at 7 this Friday, June 26? Come early to purchase a ticket since this theater does not sell tickets online. The film has been extremely popular in other cities, so it could sell out. Email me at email@example.com if you’d like to join the meetup group. See you at the movies! I’ll post as soon as show times are scheduled by the theater.
A post dated June 24, entitled Feed Me, supersedes this post. However, this post was updated to avoid confusion.