Food, Inc. takes a close look at America’s food industry. In this compelling documentary, the director, Robert Kenner, shows how the production of food has drastically changed since 1950s. Today it is industrialized, controlled by a small number of multinational corporations, focused on profit rather than nutritional health. Some of the consequences of this change are not only the more centralized corporate control of the global supply of food sources, but also problems for the quality of the food produced, the welfare of animals and the environment, the lives of farmers and agricultural workers on the assembly lines, and ultimately the health of the consumers who actually eat the food. After the documentary show, join us for the Q & A and discussion.
In the 2013-14 Food For Thought: What Should We Eat? series of lectures and events, the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology will explore the issues of ethics and values that arise in the fields of consumption and production of food. With the help of our speakers, we will examine how economic, political and cultural values and ethics should shape our decisions about what to eat and how to get it.
For more information on the lecture series visit the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology website.