Food, Inc. the movie might change how you eat forever. Plus, free book giveaway!

Do you know where your food came from and how it was raised or processed? I certainly don’t and have taken for granted this fundamental question that I should know the answer to. It’s too simple to go to the grocery store and buy whatever meats, poultry and vegetables that look fresh and available and not question anything about it…until I saw a new documentary tonight named FOOD, Inc. at a special Los Angeles screening that Foodbuzz informed me about. A documentary by Robert Kenner, it exposes the seedy underbelly of the food industry and how it might impact our economy, health, and even our lives.

Similar to how Supersize Me brought the nation’s attention on the unhealthiness of fast food, FOOD, Inc. has a similar potential of putting food safety on the forefront of the national consciousness. From cloning, genetically engineering, hemorrhagic e coli, and the growing diabetes epidemic in children… It certainly opened my eyes about the potential harms in the food industry and how it impacts our health…but don’t take my word for it, check out the trailer yourself and see the documentary when it comes out June 12th.

To win a free FOOD, Inc. book and reusable lunch tote bag, leave a comment as your entry form. We’ll chose a random winner in 5 days. Good luck!!

 

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22 Responses to “Food, Inc. the movie might change how you eat forever. Plus, free book giveaway!”

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    canihavesomemoremum — May 29, 2009 @ 3:53 pm

    I’m a big foodie and have been currently reading Omnivore’s Dilemma and the Twinkie Deconstructed. I recently finished In Defense of Food, all great food books. Would love to explore what Food Inc. has to say.

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    Caitlin — May 29, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

    I hope you pick me, I love books like this!

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    Sunshine Mom — May 29, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

    I love the new labels on meat that list the country of origin…and then I think, why does this one package of meat come from four different countries? I try to make as much as possible in my own kitchen. Why should my kids be eating red dye #40? So glad we have chickens so at least I can trust our eggs! :)

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    Creative Art and Soul — May 29, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

    I’ve been hoping a film like this would come along. I look back to the foods I was raised on and wonder how I can be alive today. Daily intakes of fast food, twinkies, coca-cola, oreos, meat at every meal and processed canned vegetables laden with salt pork. Ugh!

    I choose now to have a meat-less and dairy-free diet full of fresh organic whole foods (local foods when available).

    It seems so much more expensive to eat healthy and our local grocer doesn’t provide many healthy foods. In fact, they’ve just removed most organic foods from the shelves last week. Other grocers don’t place healthy items on sale, but you can sure find coupons for sugary processed foods. There is a definite need for a shift in eating in this country. For our healths sake and future generations.

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    Marlow — May 29, 2009 @ 11:05 pm

    Oooh Oooh!! I want it! I want it!

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    Cookin' Canuck — May 29, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

    This sounds like a really interesting book – probably one that everybody should read.

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    mumay's pantry bin — May 30, 2009 @ 2:00 am

    thank you for this giveaway ! it’s nice to be aware about important things like this that we take for granted. ! thank you for sharing .

    p.s.
    pick me !!!!! :)

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    Elyse — May 30, 2009 @ 3:36 am

    I can’t wait to see Food, Inc. It sounds wonderfully informative. I really enjoyed reading Omnivore’s Dilemma, and it sounds as if that book has a lot in common with Food, Inc.

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    nutritiontokitchen — May 30, 2009 @ 5:13 am

    Having a background in nutrition and learning about the processing and politics of food production, it’s kind of depressing sometimes to learn about the origins of our food. Honestly, one thing that annoys me is not having access to fresh, wild salmon in Hawaii – not like it was that abundant when I lived in the OC either. Farm-raised salmon has more PCBs, more fat, and not naturally pink in color (they have color injected in them) than wild salmon. The only way I could probably get it here is by smoked salmon, canned salmon, or frozen salmon! SAD!

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    Kelly — May 30, 2009 @ 12:33 pm

    I think we should all be very concerned about where our food comes from even those of us who are vegetarians and vegans. There is a lot of processed food out there. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    TheGourmetGirl — May 30, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

    As many before me have stated, Omnivore’s Dilemma provides eye-opening information.
    Our interviews with nationally known chef Michel Nischan, http://www.gourmetgirlmagazine.com/09/01/upcloseandpersonal.php enlightened many of our readers.
    Thank you for keeping this issue in front of the public. It’s all about awareness.
    Great giveaway.

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    DafyddLlyr — May 30, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

    Loving the site guys! Be sure to keep up the good work, I’m very impressed so far :) Just subscribed to your RSS as well.

    Really interested to see this film, I just hope it has a bit more of an international approach than the trailer lets on, it seems quite US-centric.

    But yeah, like I said, keep the posts coming!

    –Dafydd

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    lifeinleesburg — May 30, 2009 @ 4:22 pm

    People are so detached from the fact that meat and animal products come from living creatures that there often is little to no pressure for the animal agriculture industry to reveal their methods or standards for raising animals. hopefully this documentary will help to open people’s eyes to the reality of their food.

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    Ella — May 31, 2009 @ 5:03 am

    Very interesting- will definitely watch this

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    a.mi — May 31, 2009 @ 6:23 am

    Definitely will see this movie when it comes out! Love your blog and I visit it frequently :)

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    Laura — May 31, 2009 @ 11:38 pm

    Just found your blog. I love what I see so far. Will definitely check back frequently.

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    Anonymous — June 1, 2009 @ 12:10 am

    I'm always interested in the process in which food is made, so I'd love to see this. Thanks for the headsup!

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    Gastronomer — June 1, 2009 @ 2:47 am

    I WANT! Pretty please?

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    Marc & Sarah — June 1, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

    I don’t want to be too paranoid about these things, but my curiousity has been piqued.

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    Ravenous Couple — June 3, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

    Thank you everyone for responding….We randomly picked a number out a hat and have just posted the winner of the giveaway…

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    Shannon M. — June 9, 2009 @ 9:14 pm

    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

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    lv2eat — December 5, 2009 @ 12:58 am

    I am glad you start paying attention to where our food comes from. Please check out other fascinating and thought provoking books/DVDs like these as well: Fast Food Nation, The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food, Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating; King Corn, The Future of Food, Real Dirt on Farmer John …
    Best regards, lien

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