In honor of Earth Day, PBS will air Food, Inc. on Wednesday, April 21 at 9 PM EST. This groundbreaking, Academy Award-nominated, documentary, was directed by Robert Kenner and co-produced by Eric Schlosser among others. It reveals shocking truths about our nation's food industry that have historically been hidden from the American public.
The film takes a critical look at corporate control of our food supply, and how those making key decisions about how our food is grown, processed and marketed, are often more concerned with cutting corners to increase their profits than with the health and safety of the consumer, the workers, and the environment. What's more, the film exposes how a concentration of power in the hands of just a few corporations is destroying the livelihoods of American family farmers. Those who cannot compete with these large companies are being forced to integrate into industrialized agriculture or off their land.
We encourage everyone to see this important and insightful film, and to continue to support family farmers, our nation's land stewards, this Earth Day and every day!
Have you seen Food, Inc.? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Update: You can watch the entire movie online until April 29 on this page.