On Saturday, February 5, 2011, The Palm Springs Cultural Center’s Certified Farmers’ Markets and Chipotle Mexican Grill will present a special screening of FOOD, INC., at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. FOOD, INC., an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, challenges audiences by asking “How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?”
Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from American consumers (often with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies - the USDA and FDA). He also exposes the disturbing fact that our entire nation's commercial food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations - companies that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American small farmer, the safety of workers, and our global environment.
“We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds - even tomatoes that won't go bad,” Kenner says, “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 diabetes among adults has risen to epidemic levels.”
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), and 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, and how it's produced. What you see in this film may well change the way you look at food, and change the way you eat - forever.
Special Screening of FOOD, INC.
Date: Saturday,February 5, 2011
Time: 9am, with a short Q&A to follow the screening
Location: Camelot Theatres, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs CA 92262
Tickets available at the Camelot Theatres Box Office and at all three Certified Farmers’ Market locations.
$10 donation will benefit the Certified Farmers’ Markets.