Time: August 8, 2009 at 2pm to August 9, 2009 at 2pm
Location: The Pickford Cinema
Street: 1416 Cornwall Avenue
Website or Map: http://www.pickfordcinema.org…
Phone: (360) 647-1300
Event Type: movie
Organized By: The Whatcom Film Assoc in support of Sustainable Connections
Latest Activity: Aug 9, 2009
Held Over! Showing Sat (Aug. 8th) & Sunday (Aug. 9th) at the Pickford at 2:00pm.
TW member Paul Langevin has commented, saying "Nancy and I have just found out that the Pickford will be showing the movie Food, Inc. on Sat. Aug. 8th at 2:00pm for the matinee price of $6.25. If anyone else reading this has wanted to see this movie and would like to meet up and see it with us just send us an email or comment note."
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has 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, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield'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.