Wednesday, October 27, 2010 › 7-8:45 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
In the Academy Award-nominated documentary Food, Inc. (94 min.) director Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, arguing that our food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. This movie was shown at the True/False Film Fest in 2009. Local radio station KBIA has an archived interview with the director from when he was in town. The film also has a companion book available at the library.
This film is part of the University of Missouri’s Food and Society Series. The film and lecture series is part of the Mizzou Advantage strategic initiative and focuses on discussing and creating awareness about food—what we eat, how we eat it, how our food is procured, and the future of our food.
We will have time for discussion after the film. Check out the film trailer below: