Farming movie offers food for thought

Food, Inc
Food, Inc
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The Continental, on South Meadow Lane, will be screening the Fairtrade Film Food, Inc tonight at 7.30pm.

The movie is an unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry – and how everyday products have been doctored by scientists – and how a handful of corporations control our food supply.

In Food, Inc., producer-director Robert Kenner and investigative authors Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) show how the industry continues to routinely put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihoods of farmers, the safety of workers and the environment.

While farmers might try to maintain the myth that our food comes from farms with red barns and white picket fences, they show that our food is actually raised on massive “factory farms” and processed in mega industrial plants.

The animals grow fatter faster and are bred and raised to fit in the machines that slaughter them.

Tomatoes are bred to be shipped without bruising and to stay edible for months.

And they claim the current method of raw food production is largely a response to the growth of the fast food industry since the 1950s.

Tickets: £5.

Call 01772 499 425.

This is the film that could change your eating habits.