>> Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Hungry for change - that's one of the tag lines for a new movie out called Food, Inc. I was intrigued when I saw the trailer for this movie (watch it below) a few weeks ago and am even more intrigued by it after a recent comment from Arianne Ayers, the Publicity and Marketing Director of Magnolia Pictures. Read on:
... This documentary focuses on the industrial food system in America. One of the characters It features is Barbara Kowalcyk, a mother who lost her son to E. coli after all eating together at a fast food restaurant during a family vacation. Her story, along with the testimony of experts like Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) brings to light the importance of not only know what our children are eating, but where it came from, how safe it is, and how our current industrial food system has hidden the real costs of our food chain from us.I love the statement in bold above (highlighted by me): "It’s about feeling secure in what your children are eating, and about educating them to make good choices themselves." Yes! As much as I want to eat better for myself, it's my kids that drive me to action. This very sentiment is what drives me to learn more about what we're eating (and write this blog) and to make changes in our diet.
I would urge every concerned parent to see this film. It’s not about fat or thin, it’s about an entire generation of children, born after the year 2000, in which one out of every three will have early onset diabetes. It’s about feeling secure in what your children are eating, and about educating them to make good choices themselves.
The more educated we are as parents/grandparents/aunts and uncles/educators, the better off we are to give our children the knowledge and the ammunition to make better choices and lead healthier lives. ...
Still not intrigued? Watch the trailer (if you're viewing this from Google reader or a subscription service, you may have to click on over to my blog to see the trailer):
Food, Inc. is playing in selected theaters around the country . If you're interested in seeing this movie, you can find out when and if it will be in your area here. And if you're like me and live in an area where it won't be playing in theaters, Food, Inc. will be released to DVD Nov. 11th.
Another movie to watch out for - What's Organic about Organic? I'm interested in this movie as well. I don't expect that this documentary will make it to many big screens, so watch for (and request!) this movie on your local PBS station.