Thursday, May 14, 2009

Food, Inc. at UC

UC's Environmental Health Departments' Center for Environmental Genetics is offering a free screening of the documentary Food, Inc., which investigates what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation, and where we are going from here.

Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the nation's food industry, exposing the "highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA." The film features Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma), Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, and UC doctoral student Barb Kowalcyk, who lost her two-year-old son to an e.coli infection.

This is the only scheduled Cincinnati showing of this film. Thursday May 21st at 4:30 at Kresge Auditorium (231 Albert Sabin Way on UC's campus near University Hospital). Admission is free on a first-come, first served basis.


Brian said...

The Omnivore's Dilemma is one of the best books I have ever read. Michael Pollan is my hero. I was wondering when and how I'd get to see this movie! Thanks for the info.

Paulina @ Participant Media said...

Thanks so much for posting about the screening of Food, Inc. You may also be interested in the accompanying book, Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It. The book explores in greater depth the issues presented by the film through 13 expert essays, most of which were written especially for the book. The book can be bought on Thanks again!