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free movie: Food Inc. showing next Saturday

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | May 07, 2010

I mentioned seeing Food, Inc. (here on the blog) last year. Had to go to a seedy little theater an hour away to find it, as it was the only showing anywhere around here.

Because I’m steeped in this industry (counterculture, anti-S.A.D. nutrition) and have read widely on the subject, I didn’t see anything new in the film. For most of America, though, I believe it will be enlightening.

I was a bit disappointed. The film slams modern Goliath Monsanto (deservedly), modern agribusiness that has turned our food supply into a thousand permutations of corn and soy, and deplorable poultry/livestock practices. But then it doesn’t leave the viewer with anything uplifting to really DO about the problem.

However, it’s a good first step towards getting us away from accepting the offerings of fast food, refined food, and animal products in America.

I would absolutely recommend taking your child or teen for a primer on what has happened to food in America.

I was at The Good Earth today and a reader approached me about posting this on my blog:

You can see Food, Inc. for FREE on

May 15 (Sat.) from 1-4 p.m.
with a panel discussion with local chefs and area farmers afterward

At Meridian School in Orem, UT:
280 S. 400 E.

More info at meridianschool.org.

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5 thoughts on “free movie: Food Inc. showing next Saturday”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Watched “Food, Inc.” livestream on netflix. Didn’t tell me anything I hadn’t already heard/read, either. But it sure fascinated (and grossed out) my kids. LOL!

    By the way, Robyn, thanks for “The China Study” recommendation. I’m enjoying it immensely and having a great time sharing tidbits and quotes from that and your books with family and friends. I may not convince them to make major changes to their eating habits, but I’m doing my best to get them to “Just try step one. Just try a green smoothie every day. Just give it a try.” My mother-in-law’s comment about preferring to drink pond scum was a bit disheartening *sigh*, but I won’t give up. 🙂

    Thanks, Robyn!!! <3 <3 <3

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just in case it is not convenient to come to Orem (especially if you live several states away) or you prefer not to seek out a “seedy little theatre” in your town, you might want to take a look at your local public library–mine has the movie and I’m number 92 on the hold list!

    1. Robyn Openshaw, MSW says:

      Somebody at my class last night told me that Food, Inc. shows for free on Netflix as well!

  3. Anonymous says:

    There is another documentary that picks up where Food Inc. leaves off and provide a little more encouragement as to what is being done and what you can do. It is call “FRESH, THE MOVIE”. Go to the “Fresh, The Movie” website to watch trailers and to see if it is scheduled to show in your area. If not, you can enroll to host a home or community viewing or possibly arrange a viewing thru your local library.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just FYI:

    After the movie showing in Orem, there will be a panel discussion with area farmers – several of whom are offering CSA shares! We want to show FRESH another time, but for now, if you go to the Meridian School web site you can see a list of who will be on the panel!

    http://www.meridianschool.org – click on the event to get to the details!

    Hope to see you there!

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