June 7, 2009

'The Future Of Food' on Hulu + 'Food, Inc.' previews

Food, Inc. is a film that looks inside America's corporate controlled food industry. It opens this June and features Michael Pollan, who spoke with Bill Moyers on security & food matters a few months ago, and other experts. The PBS show Now featured the director of Food, Inc. last Friday. It could be long if you're in a hurry, so the preview of Food, Inc. is also a fine lead-in to the main item of this post. (Note: free markets are not subsidized)

The feature documentary The Future Of Food is on Hulu for now. It "offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind [genetically] engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade."

Update: See the note below Food, Inc. from Participant Media, founded by eBay's Jeff Skoll, and a short review from KQED blog Bay Area Bites Hungry for Change: FOOD, INC.

Also, Martin Sheen and others advocate for issues posed by this film for TakePart.com.


Shannon M. said...

Thanks for posting the trailer for Food, Inc., coming out in theaters June 12, in San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles (other play dates available here: http://www.magpictures.com/dates.aspx?id=3e3938d1-b785-4286-9ae0-8eb5952f1480)! There is also a book companion to the movie, Food, Inc. available at Amazon.com. The book explores topics that were discussed in the movie, such as the industrialization of our food supply and the benefits of local and organic eating. Food experts including Marion Nestle, Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, and Anna Lappé, take these topics to another level through thirteen fascinating essays, some of which have been written especially for this book. Check it out!

Shannon Matloob
Participant Media

Meredith Miller said...

Hey there!

I noticed that you discussed the film Food Inc. on your blog and I wanted to let you know about a film called Our Daily Bread which I think you would find fascinating. It’s similar to Food Inc. in how it illuminates the horrific reality of industrial agriculture, however; Our Daily Bread is not an advocacy film in the traditional sense. The film communicates its messages using provocative images of places where food is produced by going deep inside the world of high-tech agriculture. Our Daily Bread touches on animal husbandry, labor issues, and the shocking reality of food production with a very distinctive style.

I appreciate you taking the time to read this. We are an independent company with limited resources, so if our film interests you, I would appreciate it if you could mention it in an upcoming post. If you have any questions about Our Daily Bread or Icarus Films, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Rich said...

http://icarusfilms.com has many interesting movies.

For 'Our Daily Bread,' I would like to see a trailer edited to show me the main idea, but I couldn't find it. Seems like it would be a good rental though, given the high praise from the New York Times and others.