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Food, Inc.–see it

posted on June 17, 2009 at 11:04 am


The movie opens June 19th. You can catch it at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema and Lefont Sandy Springs. More information on the movie’s website www.foodincmovie.com.

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8 comments

  • Re: Food, Inc.–see it
    posted by: Waylo · June 17, 2009  5:38 PM

    I saw an advance screening of this yesterday. Overall, a very worthy movie which critiques the industrialization of the food supply in America.

    It's organized in a series of short vignettes, each focusing on different topics of the food industry from different points of view (meat packing plant owner, poultry farmer, corn farmer, labor union activist, etc.). It also features some well-known food journalists (Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan).

    One of my friends was disappointed it did not have more hard-hitting investigative journalism, but I actually thought that worked to its benefit. This is not necessarily a one-sided film that slams and condemns a certain industry (like a PETA film would). This is rather a commentary on how the commercialization of farms in the US affects us all in negative ways.

  • Re: Food, Inc.–see it
    posted by: Anonymous · June 17, 2009  6:27 PM

    The United States is a free market economy based on supply and demand. Dont like it? Dont buy it. Like it? Buy it. Not much more complicated than that….

    Leave the food business alone…

  • Re: Food, Inc.–see it
    posted by: Anonymous · June 18, 2009  12:25 PM

    Clearly, you haven't seen the movie, Anonymous #1. There are many nuances to the business of food, which this film explores. Corn for example is highly subsidized by the government — hardly "free market" at work. There are also regulations to keep in mind, unless you would like to see an increase of foodborne outbreaks in the future. I recommend this movie, especially for people who enjoy food.

  • Re: Food, Inc.–see it
    posted by: Anonymous · June 18, 2009  12:52 PM

    Anonymous 1,
    It's just so, SO much more complicated than that.

  • Re: Food, Inc.–see it
    posted by: Anonymous · June 18, 2009  3:57 PM

    The government pays some farmers to grow products and others not to grow them. How does this impact the free choices that consumers make at the store?

    And by the way just saying its SO complicated doesnt make it so—it just makes that a worthless comment.

    I go food shopping all the time. And I have yet to have a box of Twinkies (or any other corn product you dont like) somehow magically follow me home.

  • Re: Food, Inc.–see it
    posted by: EL · June 19, 2009  7:53 AM

    "The government pays some farmers to grow products and others not to grow them. How does this impact the free choices that consumers make at the store?"

    Umm, because government subsidies artificially affect the prices of said products from the farm all the way down stream to the shelves at the store, meaning it's not really a 'free market economy based on supply and demand'.

    Pretty straightforward, no?

  • Re: Food, Inc.–see it
    posted by: AngelaLin · June 19, 2009  7:53 AM

    Hey Bliss!

    I have a completely unrelated question that I think you would be the perfect person to ask: I'm trying to get my hands on some Ibarra Mexican chocolate tablets here in Atlanta, so I was wondering if you knew of any places (maybe a shop on Buford?) to get them? Thanks!

    Angela

  • Re: Food, Inc.–see it
    posted by: AngelaLin · June 19, 2009  7:54 AM

    Hey Bliss!

    I have a completely unrelated question that I think you'd be the perfect person to ask: I'm trying to get my hands on some Ibarra Mexican chocolate tablets here in Atlanta, and I was wondering if you knew a good place? Maybe somewhere on Buford? Thanks a ton! I LOVE your blog!!

    Angela

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