For the first time ever, our children are growing up less healthy than we are. As the rate of cancer, infertility and other illnesses linked to environmental factors climbs ever upward each year, we must ask ourselves: why is this happening?
Food Beware begins with a visit to a small village in France, where the town's mayor has decided to make the school lunch menu organic and locally grown. It then talks to a wide variety of people with differing perspectives to find common ground - children, parents, teachers, health care workers, farmers, elected officials, scientists, researchers and the victims of illnesses themselves. Revealed in these moving and often surprising conversations are the abuses of the food industry, the competing interests of agrobusiness and public health, the challenges and rewards of safe food production, and the practical solutions that we can all take part in. Food Beware is food for thought - and a blueprint for a growing revolution.
"This movie was absolutely fantastic. And although it is centered mostly around french food policy and practices, americans can be sure that many of the topics covered in this film are also relevant to our society. The statistics are daunting and well covered here. With this movie i suggest you watch king corn, ingredients, food inc, the greenhorns, and in organic we trust. They are all equally interesting and will leave you looking differently at our current food system."
- Michelle Heeter on September 22, 2013>
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