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“Food Inc.” Dispels Myths Of Maid Churned Butter (Audio)

Written by Vegetarian Star on Sunday, February 14th, 2010 in Film & TV, Food & Drink.

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Jason Solomons at The Guardian‘s Film Weekly interviewed director Robert Kenner and author of Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser to discuss Kenner’s documentary on corporate involvement in mass produced food, Food Inc.

The issue of how people may be unaware of where food comes from or how it is produced was mentioned.

“My country life butter does not come from a small maid churning away?” Solomons asked sarcastically.

Probably not, but Solomons should never give up looking.

A podcast of the discussion can be heard here.

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Stella McCartney Attends Food Inc. UK Premier

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 in Film & TV, Food & Drink.

Food, Inc : UK Premiere

Stella McCartney and her sister Mary recently attended the UK premier of Food Inc., a film on the food industry, corporations that play key roles in it and how this affects human and animal health.

Although the film isn’t specifically directed at converting the world to vegetarian, Stella believes the film will force people to reconsider the meat they eat after watching it.

“Once you’ve seen the film, you’ll be educated to know how to make responsible decisions about what you buy,” Stella said.

Director of the Oscar nominated film, Robert Kenner, said, “There’s this myth that our food comes from a small little farm with white picket fence and a red barn. So much of it comes from mega factories and it’s becoming more and more industrialized.”

”They’re using more and more chemicals and creating very strange food that’s not ultimately good for the land it grows on, not good for the water, not good for the animals, and not good for us the consumer.”

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Alyssa Milano On Food Safety: Take Part 2

Written by Vegetarian Star on Saturday, July 11th, 2009 in Actresses, Food & Drink, Videos.

So we gave you John Salley’s PSA from the Takepart.com series where celebrities discuss the food safety issues featured in Robert Kenner’s Food Inc.

Take Part 2.

Vegetarian Alyssa Milano also has a clip where she urges consumers to practice food safety measures and “feed their minds” by becoming educated on food borne illnesses.

Of course, it’s hard to “know your food,” when it comes from dozens of different sources, starting with the animal.

“One hamburger contains meat from 50-100 cattle,” says Alyssa.

Fifty to 100 cattle? Yeah, pretty hard to learn and remember all their names. Safer to just eat a veggie burger.

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Several celebrities have recorded PSAs that deal with issues discussed in Food Inc., a movie where filmmaker Robert Kenner exposes the truths about our nation’s food supply, from the pitfalls of factory farming to safety of workers harvesting food in the fields.

NBA legend John Salley has recorded a clip titled “Animals As Food”, where he discusses the unpleasant realities of factory farmed meat.

“Believe it or not, most supermarket food does not grow on that pretty little farm you see on the package,” John says, as he makes a pitch for vegetarianism, citing the pollution caused from livestock gases.

For more information, visit takepart.com/foodinc.

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