Real Foodies Go to the Movies

When a group of us concerned parents were meeting once a month, we always thought it would be fun to get together and watch our favorite movies about food. We DID screen Two Angry Moms, and it was eye-opening. Here are our other favorites:

King Corn: “Two recent college graduates plant a single acre of corn and set out to follow it on its journey from the seed to the dinner plate.”

Fast Food Nation: “Inspired by the incendiary bestseller that exposed the hidden facts behind America’s fast food industry comes a powerful drama that takes an eye-opening journey into the dark heart of the All-American meal.”

Grocery Store Wars: Cuke Skywalker, Princess Lettuce and their friends fight against Darth Tater. May The Farm be with you.

The Meatrix Trillogy: Leo the pig takes the red pill offered by Moopheus and sees the real world of factory farming.

The Future of Food: Provides an overview of the key questions raised by consumers as they become aware of genetically modified foods.

Food, Inc.: “In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has 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.”

Fresh: “FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.”

What’s your favorite foodie movie?!?!

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