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Food, Inc. – Free Screening Wednesday, June 24

June 22nd, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Event

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How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?

Thanks to Landmark Theatres, Slow Food St. Louis has once again been graciously donated up to 75 seats to the Wednesday, June 24th viewing of Food, Inc. at the Tivoli Theatre.

Those interested in attending can RSVP to bill@slowfoodstl.org

For more information about the film, continue reading below or, visit director Robert Kenner’s website for a complete trailer and reviews of the film.

http://robertkennerfilms.com/films/files/detail.php?id=8

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s 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. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) along with forward thinking social  entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

What: Food, Inc.
When: Wednesday, June 24th @7 PM
Where: The Tivoli – Delmar Blvd.

Slow Food St. Louis

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