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Food Inc., the movie, opens Friday in Seattle

The highly acclaimed documentary film Food Inc. opens Friday June 19 at the Egyptian Theatre in Seattle. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry. 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. Obesity is increasing, particularly among children, and there is an epidemic level of diabetes among adults. The movie features interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms' Joe 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. It's not a pretty picture, but the movie also looks at hopeful new trends. Official Web Site

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