FOOD INC.: Book and Movie

Opening tomorrow in NYC, LA and San Francisco is the documentary, Food, Inc., featuring interviews with Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma). It will be opening in about a dozen more cities in the following weeks, including Washington D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Seattle.

The movie is receiving kudos from many media outlets, including this week’s Entertainment Weekly, which gives it an “A” rating and says it is “more than just a terrific documentary — it’s an important movie.”

Unsurprisingly, the National Corn Growers Association has issued a protest, saying, in part,

This film’s producers don’t like the steps government, the food industry and commodity groups like NCGA have taken to keep food prices low and help feed the world’s hungry. We have the least expensive food of any nation, and for that we’re grateful.

The tie-in book has been rising on Amazon (it went to #140 this week) and is owned in quantity by most libraries.

Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It
Retail Price: $14.95
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: PublicAffairs – (2009-05-04)
ISBN / EAN: 1586486942 / 9781586486945

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