Ithaca Blog

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Food, Inc." at Cinemapolis

How can it be that a fast food hamburger costs less than a head of lettuce? That the poorest people in the U.S. are the most obese? That the local supermarket sells apples from New Zealand but not local farms?

It all has to do with a food industry that puts profit ahead of health, as documented in the new film, "Food, Inc."

In the style of Michael Moore's films about the auto, gun, and health industries, "Food Inc." points fingers - not just at industry irresponsibility, but at tax-supported public policies supporting it.

In the style of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," it provides potential remedies.

"Food, Inc." is showing at the new Cinemapolis theater.

GreenStar Co-op is a sponsor of the screening, and gives a 10%-off coupon for its stores to everyone attending.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

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