25 June 2009

Food Inc.

One of the most talked about films for foodies will be released in Columbus this month. On July 17th at the Drexel, Food Inc. addresses the benefits of local produce while jumping headfirst into the secretive world of factory food.

Food Inc. contains interviews with some of the great minds in food and other characters with insightful perspective on the issues at hand, including Gary Hirshberg, Joel Salatin, Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser. The movie covers topics from the unhealthy nature of macroproduced food, the pollution and warming produced by these enterprises, how factory food actually creates an unsafe methodology for preventing disease and ways to free yourself from the shackles of factory food.

If you believe that ignorance is bliss, stay away from this movie. If, on the other hand, you sometimes have more questions than answers when reading the food labels at your corner store, this might be the flick for you.

The Columbus Vegetarian Meetup Group is organizing a get together at the showing. You can join the group and attend with likeminded individuals, or you can fly solo and take in the information all by your lonesome. Either way, it's an event that should not be missed.

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