As ‘Food Inc.’ nears open, Eric Schlosser appears on Colbert
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Steven Cobert is a brilliant comedian. Eric Schlosser may be our best investigative journalist after Seymour Hersh. Together, Colbert and Schlosser create … a typically random and zany Colbert interview. But they do give me a good excuse to announce that the documentary Food, Inc., which Schlosser co-produced, is opening next week in New York City, L.A., San Francisco, and a few other cities. I’ve only seen a few scenes, but it looks downright incendiary. The most interesting review of it I’ve seen so far comes from Monsanto, the globe’s dominant purveyor of GMO seeds. According to Monsanto:
Food, Inc. is a one-sided, biased film that the creators claim will “lift the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer.” Unfortunately, Food, Inc. is counter-productive to the serious dialogue surrounding the critical topic of our nation’s food supply.
Ha! Now I really want to see it.