Food, Inc. Documentary Now in Theaters

Food, Inc., a new documentary that promises to make you fear your next meal, has opened in a number of cities across the U.S. and Canada.

Among the evils unveiled: government agencies under the throes of agribusiness; pesticides and new strains of E. coli poisoning crops; and science-fiction-sounding “breakthroughs” such as insecticide-resistant soybean seeds.

Though we haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the movie yet ourselves, it features a couple of our favorite talking heads, Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, authors of Fast Food Nation and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, respectively. In fact, Mr. Schlosser is co-producer of the film. (Perhaps he was so distraught that the Fast Food Nation movie sucked so much that he needed to do it right.)

At any rate, the online trailer looks promising.

Food, Inc. official website

Carrie McLaren & Jason Torchinsky are coeditors of Ad Nauseam: A Survivor’s Guide to American Consumer Culture. In previous lives, they worked together on the hopelessly obscure and now defunct Stay Free! magazine .

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