On June 12, Food, Inc. will begin its national release in major cities across the country. As one of the documentary film's social action partners, we at PAN are working to make the film a catalyst for changing our nation's food system.
Use Food, Inc. to make change! See the film with friends and talk about it afterwards, tell people you know about it and encourage debate -- use this movie as an organizing tool.
In unveiling the "highly mechanized underbelly" of industrial agriculture, Food, Inc. covers issues ranging from agribusiness's corporate control of the food system, to food safety, and farmer and food-worker exploitation.
According to the Los Angeles Times, "Food, Inc. is more than just a documentary - it's a riveting cautionary tale." Buzz has been many months in the building: Food, Inc. has been showing in film festivals, word-of-mouth screenings, and in government officials' offices around the country - including one "uncomfortable" screening with USDA head, Tom Vilsack.
Be a part of the action! The filmmakers are also organizing a social action campaign to improve child nutrition standards. You're invited to participate by signing the Child Nutrition Reauthorization petition and/or attending a June 26 screening and lobby day on Capitol Hill.
"We're thrilled to be a part of this film's work in the world," notes PAN's Executive Director, Kathryn Gilje, "We view it as a perfectly timed organizing tool with great potential for catalyzing real change in our nation's food system."