Monday, April 26, 2010

Food, Inc on POV

I'm not a bad college student, just a modern one - I don't watch much TV. I watch a lot of laptop, but the TV I share with my roommates is turned on for two hours or less per week, and only for specific programs. I was upset when I found out I'd missed PBS's Earth Day showing of Food, Inc, a fascinating and enlightening look at where our food really comes from. But I was elated to find out that, until this Thursday, April 29, it's on

I cannot stress enough how important it is to know where your food comes from. The best cooks in the world can't make great food without good ingredients, and the foods we've come to accept as standard are simply sub-par; for example, Food, Inc. talks about green-picked, gas-ripened "notional tomatoes." Yes, they look like tomatoes and act like them in food, but even a child can tell the difference between the pink, watery flesh of a "notional tomato" and the succulent, ruby-colored flesh a real vine-ripened tomato that hasn't traveled halfway around the world. The bottom line: If you eat food, you need to see this movie.

1 comment:

  1. if you haven't seen the future of food yet, i highly HIGHLY suggest it. you can watch it for free on hulu!