Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Getting Fed Up With Movies [2 trailers]

Saw these two movie trailers over at YouTube trailers nowhere near each other, but thought it would be interesting to list and view them together, since they both have to do with the same subject. FOOD. Oh, and your dollar.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
According to Sony, this will be the most delicious (animated) event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved childrens book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

Food, Inc.
Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's 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. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli--the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually.

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