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Food Inc. Queen's Film Theatre

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Food Inc. Queen's Film Theatre

Time: February 26, 2010 at 6:45pm to March 4, 2010 at 7:30pm
Location: Queen's Film Theatre
Street: 20 University Square
City/Town: Belfast BT7 1PA
Website or Map: http://www.queensfilmtheatre.…
Phone: 028 9097 1097
Event Type: film
Organized By: QFT
Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2010

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Film maker Robbie Kenner and food expert Eric Schlosser visit a Food for Life Partnership school in Hackney to talk about food culture and learn how schools and communities are helping to create a sustainable food future

Food Inc. film maker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the food industry, exposing how our food supply is controlled by a handful of multinational corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health and the 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, we are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with experts such 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, Food, Inc. reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat, how it's produced and where we are going from here.

Food, Inc is released on Friday 12 February 2010, with a special day of one-off nationwide cinema screenings on Monday 15 February. Food, Inc has just received an Oscar nomination in the Documentary (Feature) category, find out who wins on the 7 March 2010.

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