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Aug. 1 2009 - 12:46 am | 30 views | 0 recommendations | 2 comments

15-Minute Cinema: “Food, Inc.”

Documentarian Robert Kenner

Filmmaker Robert Kenner

47,000 items in the supermarket, almost all of them the “idea” of food rather than actual food.

Have we been eating corporate art these last 50 years instead of our vegetables?

Take a look at the trailer for Robert Kenner’s Food, Inc., a documentary Alice Waters says is the film she’s been waiting for all her life, and that Variety says does for food what Jaws did for the beach.

YouTube – Food Inc – Official Trailer [HD].


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    I think there’s needs to be a T/S running tally of all seemingly important non-military data that Cheney-W decided to classify or remove from public view. So far:

    1. Classified retreating-ice photos (Scorched Earth blog).
    2. Classified data on texting while driving (Paradigms Lost blog)
    3. Restrictions of photos of industrial food processes (Some Backstory. . .)

    What else?

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    Scott, I love this idea, and I fear the list will be long. But wouldn’t it be useful?

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