Where did that tomato come from? And what’s the difference in buying organic tomatoes versus other tomatoes? What is in high fructose corn syrup anyway?
Adults and kids alike may have questions and concerns regarding what they eat, so tonight, Wednesday, April 21, PBS is airing the documentary Food, Inc. This is a terrific opportunity to discuss our food, where it comes from, farming, and the consequences of producing more food faster. For those who have not seen this movie previously, producer/director Roert Kenner, author Eric Scholosser, and author Michael Polen follow different aspects of the food industry, allowing us to glimpse into the lives of food producers and how those aspects affect us, the consumers.
The movie is 120 minutes in length, but it includes a touching story on salmonella poisoning, controversy in chicken and beef production, and the various battles farmers go through in order to conform to production standards and laws. Although the movie may contain facts most people wish to ignore, it also fosters a great question and answer discussion for families. Louisville and Southern Indiana parents can watch it at 9 p.m. on KET1. The film will be accompanied by Notes on Milk, a film that looks at the politics and struggling independent farmers.
You can also check the PBS schedule to see what other feature movies will be aired this summer.
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