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I caught Robert Kenner, the filmmaker of “Food Inc.,” giving an interview over the weekend. “Food Inc.” is a film about the nation’s food industry and its impact on our health. It comes to theaters in select cities this summer. I am so going to see this when it comes to Atlanta in late June. I love these types of books/movies. But even though I know this stuff I still battle with eating healthy. Stuff that’s full of chemicals/unhealthy is sooo addictive. And the food companies know it.

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our 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, 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. Hungry for Change

Check out the trailer:


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