Food Inc. Potluck April 21st.

Food Inc. is being broadcast on PBS April 21st (check your local listings). I thought PCF could take this opportunity to come together, have a potluck and learn about the hidden agendas of “Agri-business.”


The topic addressed in this documentary has become a passion of mine. I can never read and absorb enough information on the hidden agendas of the grocery lobby; it has almost become an obsession. I’d like to share that obsession with 
A PCF group viewing of Food Inc with potluck is a great opportunity to again highlight the importance of nutrition and how it fuels our bodies for fitness.

  • Who is willing to host the potluck?
  • Everyone must bring a dish to the potluck. It does not have to be homemade but it MUST be prepared with locally and ethically sourced products. 
  • Please use this forum to express any ideas about the potluck
For those who have not heard of Food Inc, here is a little synopsis on the documentary:



In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-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. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s DilemmaIn Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel 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.
 

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