Your Food Has Been Lying to You

10 Jun

Do you know where your food comes from?  If you’re like most people the answer is likely ‘no’.  The makers of Food Inc. are hoping to educate you.

Bigger-breasted chickens fattened artificially. New strains of deadly E. coli bacteria. A food supply controlled by a handful of corporations.

The documentary “Food, Inc.” opens in the United States on Friday and portrays these purported dangers and changes in the U.S. food industry, asserting harmful effects on public health, the environment, and worker and animal rights.

Big corporations such as biotech food producer Monsanto Co., U.S. meat companies Tyson Food Inc. and Smithfield Foods, and poultry producer Perdue Farms all declined to be interviewed for the film.

But if you think that big agribusiness is taking the new lying down then guess again.  The industry is pushing back hard with a PR blitz of their own.  They have reason to be worried.  Having seen an advanced screening of the film, I can tell you that this movie could reveal some very Inconvenient Truths about the food business.

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