Friday, June 26, 2009

Food Inc. Movie

Click on the above and type Food Inc. Trailer in the search engine. You will have several choices
to watch.

There was a free showing of the new movie, Food Inc. which was attended by a number of the owners of Sappington Farmers Market. They give it a thumbs up and recommend that anyone who is interested in learning more about the food they eat be sure and see this movie.

Eric Schlosser, (one of the contributors) who wrote Fast Food Nation, certainly has had an effect on me. After reading his book, I have never again eaten industrially-produced beef from Confined Animal Feeding Operations and slaughtered at the 12 (That's right-only 12 in the whole nation) large slaughterhouses that slaughter the majority of the beef that Americans eat. Only locally produced, source-verified, naturally and humanely-raised beef for me, please.

Another contributor, Michael Pollan, is becoming world-renowned for his lyrical writing on food topics (The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food). He really puts his money where his mouth is, too, having completely changed his eating habits in recent years.

This movie is well-produced, will hold your attention, and introduces the public to many "well-kept secrets" about the food industry. Let's face it. Food is pretty basic. If the food we eat is not good for us, we should at least know about it so we can make other choices.

At Sappington Market, we are committed to providing safe, local, healthy choices. We work hard to search out alternatives without high fructose corn syrup, provide organically-grown foods without the high cost, and work with many local farmers to bring you the freshest food the fastest. Our farmer-ownership gives us a depth of knowledge about the food industry that is unique. The meat from MO. Best Beef Cooperative comes in as sides and is custom-cut by our talented meat-cutters. We can trace every little speck of ground beef back to the animal it came from. (Not thousands of animals, but one animal for each batch of ground beef). Not only are our owners farmers, but we are also food activists and healthy food advocates. We spend many hours a week working to ensure a safe, fair and affordable food system-one that is not dominated by large corporations.

I really love my job. Working with dedicated people, seeing how food is produced, getting the word out to consumers-it's a great fit for me. Besides, there couldn't be a better time to be involved in these issues. Movies like Food, Inc. help us tell the story so people like you can have better choices and be safe and healthy.


  1. Thanks for the article. I think I'll go see the movie this weekend-Cory

  2. I finally saw Food Inc. I had read Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan's books among others, but there's nothing quite like seeing the visual images on screen. It was a well-made documentary. -Cory