Ok everyone, mark your calendars. This month, PBS is airing the documentary, Food, Inc. I’m told by friends who’ve seen it that you’ll want to start eating only food you’ve grown yourself in your backyard with heirloom seeds. Afterwards, a short documentary, Notes on Milk, will be shown.
“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.”
You can check your local listings for when it will be shown here. If you’re unable to catch it that day, you can watch it online from April 22 – 29, or read the book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which is just as interesting and scary.