Food Inc. by Participant Media
A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It

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Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “more than a terrific movie—it’s an important movie.” Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably?

Expanding on the film’s themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.

 

About Participant Media

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Karl Weber is a writer and editor based in New York. He collaborated with Muhammad Yunus on his bestseller Creating a World Without Poverty, edited The Best of I.F. Stone, and, with Andrew W. Savitz, coauthored The Triple Bottom Line: How Today's Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social, and Environmental Success-And How You Can Too. He edited the previous best-selling Participant Media Guides, Food, Inc. and Waiting for "Superman."
 
Published May 5, 2009 by PublicAffairs. 338 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Business & Economics, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Cooking. Non-fiction

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It includes a "making of" essay by the film's director, an interview with Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser, and a slew of short articles on pesticides, battery farming practices, food miles and the idiocy of corn ethanol as fuel.

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A compilation of profiles of farmers and food activists, the book groups the women it profiles by what they do -- though most likely do several, if not all, of these things -- into six chapters (Building new Farm-to-Eater Relationships, Advocates for Social Change, Promoting Local and Seasonal Fo...

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