The Franciscan Sisters invite you to a very special movie showing in De Soto, Missouri this Monday evening at 6:30 PM. We will feature the highly acclaimed film Food, Inc.
You can watch a trailer for this film here.
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. 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 for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults. Featuring interviews with such experts 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 and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising-and often shocking truths-about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
This free film will be shown upstairs at the De Soto Community Center this Monday evening, November 10th at 6:30 PM. The Sisters will be serving complimentary organic hot apple cider along with Missouri-grown organic popcorn. There is no need to RSVP for this film showing.
The De Soto Community Center is at 400 Boyd Street.
Let us work to ensure abundance and health for many, many Thanksgivings to come.