Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 7pm
Cliff Bungalow Mission Community Centre, 2201 Cliff Street SW, One block west of 5th St at 22nd Ave SW
This is a thought provoking, even controversial film on corporate farming in the US. Is it emulated in Canada? “Food for thought”. Come join your neighbours for an enjoyable evening. No charge for entry and free popcorn to boot.
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the US food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of US government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. The US 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 the environment. Consumers have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but they also have new strains of E. coli — the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. The US is riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults. Come find out more about this important topic.