Have you seen Food Inc. yet? If you haven’t now is the time. But I warn you, you’ll never look at your food the same. Now you can watch it free online for a limited time. From PBS.org:

“Food, Inc. will be streaming in its entirety from April 22 to April 29, 2010. Check back to watch the film online! The film will be available on the PBS video player at 12 a.m. PST on April 22. It will be available on this page at 10 a.m. EST on April 22. Please note that the film is only available for streaming within the U.S.”

Food Inc the movie

Watch Food Inc. free online for a limited time

From the Food, Inc. website:

“In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.”

And while you’re at it, go watch FRESH (it’ll get you even more jazzed about the local food movement!) and find a local farm to support.

J. Fowler

J. Fowler is the website editor and co-founder, along with his wife Pamela, of the Sustainable Traditions project. The Fowlers live with their seven children on a farm near the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

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