Thursday, June 25, 2009

All Shades Recommends: Food Inc.

We want to recommend the eco-food doc. playing now: Food Inc.

It's a behind the scenes look at the true face of our food system in which a handful of players control a whole lot of products and our people, animals, and planet are not put first.

But don't worry: there are solutions to be had from folks like Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser (of Fast Food Nation), and small family farmer, Joel Salatin, as well as from other farmers and a woman turned food advocate whose son died from eating an Ecoli-laden hamburger.

It's an important movie for eaters everywhere and it inspired both applause from me when I saw it and further steps when I left the theater to eat whole, sustainable, healthy, humane food.

And if you eat meat and dairy, check out the Eat Wild directory where you can locate local, sustainably-raised animal products raised on pasture in your neck of the woods. 

In L.A., we've got Lindner Bison and Kendor Farm's free-range chicken and eggs right at the Hollywood Farmers' Market.

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