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Food Inc., the movie, starts Friday at Lynwood Theatre

Food labels depict an idyllic pastoral image of American farming.  The sun rises behind reassuring red barns & white frame farmhouses, and contented cows graze in wide-open grasslands.  This is a fantasy.  The family farm is largely a thing of the past - today we live in the age of giant commercial food processors.  Most of what Americans now eat is produced by a handful of highly centralized mega-businesses, and FOOD INC shows how this situation is detrimental to health, environment, even our very humanity.  Based on the outlook & advice by best-selling authors Eric Schlosser ('Fast Food Nation') and Michael Pollen ('The Omnivore's Dilemma'), this new film is an exposé that offers some hope that things can be made better through grassroots efforts.  It addresses the antibiotics & additives in our meat & food, our animal husbandry, the prevalence of E. coli, organic food vs processed food, the ubiquitous corn additives in our food, and how the mega-food industry feeds off of exploited low-wage illegal immigrants who are as expendable as the animals who become a literal part of the food chain.  And just why is a fast food hamburger cheaper than local produce?  FOOD INC is a practical film that speaks with the voices of farmers, advocates, and journalists, and focuses on food, what's wrong with it, and what we can do about it.

Click here to watch the trailer

Show times:
Friday August 28 - Thursday September 3
Friday - 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Saturday, Sunday - 2:45, 7:15, 9:30
Monday - Thursday - 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
 


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