Saturday, November 21, 2009
Food, Inc. Available Now on DVD
Food, Inc. is a well-made documentary on the down-side of agribusiness and has been running in local theatres throughout the spring and summer. My friend, Donna, and her husband have seen it in Carlisle and it's the type of movie that makes you want to just scream at people to stop eating packaged foods and meat in tidy Styrofoam containers covered in plastic from the grocery store. The fast food industry is probably the biggest propoent of agribusiness and we all know what fast food really does for us. I was uber-pleased to see it's now on DVD... And of course being frugal with shipping costs, I had to add King Korn to the order. King Korn features Michael Pollan and its about two guys tracing corn and where it ends up. Corn is in nearly every packaged product you can think of in some form; either as preservative, a sweetener, or as some other substance thought to enhance the packaged product. Did you know only 10% of all corn grown in the US is actually eaten as corn, the vegetable? The remainder is ground up for god knows what, or fed to the animals that end up in those tidy Styrofoam, plastic-covered packages in the grocery store. Let's help educate folks... order your copies of Food, Inc. and King Korn today and spread the good food word.