Several people have told me they don’t want to see the movie for the same reason. But I hope they will change their minds. It’s an important film to see. If nothing else, it will make you think about what you’re buying the next time you’re in the grocery store.
To me, it wasn’t a propaganda piece. Filmmaker Robert Kenner relates the issues with facts, footage, a dose of humor, and grim reality. He walks viewers matter-of-factly through a variety of food-related topics, from giant feedlots and E. coli to organic farming and genetic engineering.
It’s fascinating stuff. Even Wal-Mart seems concerned in one segment. But you can make up your own mind.
Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) were also involved in the film. The Sun’s prolific film critic Michael Sragow gave the movie four stars. Check out his review.