I’m in San Francisco for a work-related conference. Food has been a nice diversion from the sometimes-dry subject of legislative redistricting.
I’ve been eating some great food—more on that later. And I got to see Food, Inc. in its limited release. Amazing. It covered a lot of ground— mainly reinforcing things I already new a bit about. I was most shocked by the footage on Monsanto’s investigative, intimidation, and legal activities. They are destroying our agrarian heritage, rural communities, relationships, livelihoods, etc. I was so disgusted. But the documentary did a good job of inspiring. I felt so pumped by the end of the movie. It helped that the theater was packed and people were just as moved as I was, judging by the sniffles I heard around me. And then… Eric Schlosser came out for a Q&A! He likened the sustainable food movement to the anti-tobacco movement: “The law changes once you reach a critical mass of public opinion,” he said. After the movie the cool guy hung out in front of the theater talking with a small crowd (including me). It was awesome!
I can’t wait for Food, Inc. to come to Oklahoma.