Before you see Food Inc., eat today like there's no tomorrow
Take solace in the present folks, because tomorrow is the day you'll stop eating like you did yesterday. That is, of course, if you go and see the documentary Food Inc. The film opens in Colorado tomorrow at the Landmark Chez Artiste, located at 2800 South Colorado Boulevard.
I recently screened the film and had this feeling going into it that I'd be guilted into tossing away my cheeseburger mid-scene. I was sure that I'd be scolded about my diet, told that everything I eat is salty and fatty and unsustainable and that I'm no better than a serial killer for eating all that crap.
I was way fucking wrong. Not much guilt in the film...just a lot of
information. Eye-opening isn't a good enough cliche. It was
paradigm-shifting. Couple this with Michael Pollan's book The Omnivore's Dilemma, and you begin to look at big agriculture like Jack Bauer looks at the evil Russian/Muslim/Terrorist on "24."
That said, a commenter left a link after my interview with director Robert Kenner about a site that gives agribusiness's side of the story. Also, agri-giant Monsanto set up its own page to dispute the facts of the movie.
But whatever side you come down on, you owe it to yourslef to take a side. If you enjoy
eating (everyone's hands should be raised here), then get
educated on the issues. You can start tomorrow by seeing the movie.