'Eric Schlosser' on Serious Eats

Revisiting 'Fast Food Nation,' the Book and Film

While the book came out in 2002 and the film in 2006, Fast Food Nation is still as relevant as ever. I checked out a film screening and Q&A with the film's director, Richard Linklater, and the book's author, Eric Schlosser. Many of the food policy issues are still unresolved. More

Video: Eric Schlosser on 'The Colbert Report'

"God gave us dominion over the animals. Okay? If we can get 50,000 of them in one spot, why shouldn't we?" —Stephen Colbert In Stephen Colbert's interview with Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and co-producer of upcoming documentary Food, Inc., Schlosser lays down the problems with factory farming and genetically modified corn as Colbert tries to derail him by pointing out that "fecal material" is poop and thinking about the superpowers he could get from corn. And so much more! Watch the video after the jump.... More

Serious Green: A Preview of 'Food, Inc.' in Theaters June 12

"Though heavy-handed in places, Food, Inc. is both a chilling expose and a practical manifesto." "You can change the world with every bite," ends the film Food, Inc., in theaters on June 12. Directed by noted documentarian Robert Kenner, with Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser on the production team, Food, Inc. takes a sharply critical look at Big Agra--the corporations that manage an enormous percentage of America's food supply by controlling the nation's beef, poultry, corn, and soy industries. Pointing fingers squarely at corporations driven by profit motive rather than product quality or consumer health, along with the government agencies that allow them to do so, Food, Inc. finds plenty of villains to tackle, blaming them for obesity, illness... More

New Food Documentary, Food Inc.

The buzz at the Toronto Film Festival this month was all about food. The new documentary, "Food Inc.," premiered at the festival to rave reviews. Entertainment Weekly called it "an important movie, one that nourishes your knowledge of how the world works," the Los Angeles Times labeled it "a riveting cautionary tale," and Variety says it's "a civilized horror movie for the socially conscious, the nutritionally curious and the hungry." The documentary from the producers of an "Inconvenient Truth," is all about the "highly mechanized underbelly" of the nation’s food industry. It includes graphic footage of poultry sheds and meat packing plants (some of it shot in secret) and appearances by familiar foodie faces Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan. The... More

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