November 10, 2009

Food Inc--A must see!

I just attended the 2009 American Public Health Conference held in Philadelphia.  Fabulous conference--more than 10,000 public health professionals in attendance! 

On the last day, I attended a screening of the documentary FOOD INC and if you haven't yet seen it as yet, I encourage you to.  For those of you who have read the book, Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser--many of the topics will be familiar, and he does make a cameo appearance in the film.  Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, and other books about our food system, is the primary narrator.  This moving documentary will introduce you to our current food system, the growing industrialization of agriculture and describe some of the unintended consequences of these changes from traditional farming practices.  It's available on DVD or on Netflix.  Check it out and let me know your thoughts:

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