Even though I suspect that books are a better medium for fully exploring an issue as complex as the food supply, I'm also willing to guess that there is a level of skepticism that documentary film is more readily able to overcome. In any case, I'm really interested to see Food, Inc., the new film about what we put in our pieholes:
....Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising -- and often shocking truths -- about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
I encourage you to watch the trailer here. Food, Inc. opens June 12, at least in some cities. Update: It opens June 26 at The Belcourt, and we're told there will be some surprises to go along with the screening.