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Submitted by Susan Miller on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 22:51.
So I went to see Food, Inc. at the Cedar Lee with a full house of foodies on Monday night. I recommend the film. It features Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser and Joel Salatin and other well known (to foodies) folks. I had received an email invite from Brad Masi and I went with my farm collegues. After the show there was a panel. Brad was on it and some guy (who's name I cannot recall from Whole Foods) and Warren Taylor of Snowville Creamery in Pomeroy, Ohio. Warren was awesome. So awesome in fact that I will probably ask my grocer to carry his dairy products. I can walk to my grocer and don't want to patronize other stores that I have to drive to unless I am passing by them for some other reason. (Though I do wonder why our Food Coop seems to have been ostracized from the local food conversation. I have been a member for 30 years and still go there for certain things.)
The film outlines the problems the food insutry faces and we as eaters face with this Cargill, ADM, Monsanto, ConAgra big agribusiness, NAFTA, WTO, IMF mess. For those who eat grocery store meat, it must seem hopeless. I have had only two steaks in the past 35 years, so it was not too bad for me to watch as far as what I had to eat before the film - som say it will turn your stomach. Mine was turned a long time ago, so it wasn't a big deal except when I think of others eating that stuff. Ooooohhhh...
Anyway, today I had a friend request from someone in Canada on Transition USA. I did a bit of digging around in this person's blog and thought I'd share an interesting video I found posted there. It seems this permablitzing could be a helpful way to get more sharing of food production knowledge moving around in the front and backyards of Cleveland and neighboring suburbs. I know I could use some help.