Monday, July 13, 2009


In case you haven't seen the latest "horror movie" about America's industrial food supply, FOOD INC., it is now showing in New York at Film Forum and reveals how the nation’s food supply has become industrialized and is controlled by a handful of corporations that often ignore consumer health, the livelihood of the farmer, and the environment in the interest of profits. The film includes interviews with Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), Joel Salatin (Polyface Farms), and Gary Hirschberg (Stonyfield Farms). Showtimes are: 1:00, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20, 10:15.

If you can't make it to the movie and want to know more, Council on the Environment/ Greenmarkets recorded a panel discussion. Link is here:

CENYC Executive Director Marcel Van Ooyen joined all-star panelists at the New York Times Center for the New York Premiere of Food Inc.. Panelists included Eric Schlosser, the film’s director, Robert Kenner; Alice Waters, the renowned chef of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California and a champion of locally grown ingredients and farm to school; and Gary Hirshberg, the chairman and president of Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt producer.

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