We are what we eat!
Join Social Innovation Sydney and the fast developing Sydney food community to watch “Food, Inc.”, an eye-opening expose of the modern food industry. Both fascinating and terrifying, and essential viewing for any health-conscious citizen.
This will be followed by a panel discussion that will feature successful well known social enterprises and influencers doing their part to redefine the local food industry:
The panel includes:
- Julian Lee of Food Connect
- Grant Hilliard of Feather and Bone
- Ben Shepherd from the University of Sydney centre for International Food Security
Even if you’ve seen the film before, this is your chance to explore this increasingly important issue in our society.
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How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies.
The food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.
We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-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. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc.reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.