by Bill Korach
Hollywood’s new favorite villain, the corporation, is the topic of “Food, Inc” a 2008 documentary about the evils of the American Food industry. Forget that Americans are among the best fed, healthiest, longest living people on earth, Food, Inc says the American food industry is cruel, evil, and worst of all it makes profits. “Food, Inc. is making the rounds in Florida public schools. Eric West writes: “WARNING! Parents of St. Johns County school children your child is going to be forced to watch propaganda. My 9th grader was made to watch the Movie Food Inc. last week. Please look at the website http://www.foodincmovie.com/ I will be calling Bartram tomorrow.”
Food, Inc was produced by Elise Pearlstein who co-produced and wrote God’s County with the late Peter Jennings a snarky look at Christians who believe that creationism should be taught alongside evolution. Clearly, Ms. Pearlstein does not like the corporate world, or rural southerners. The farmer depicted in Food, Inc is a character right out of “Deliverance.” The producers have not met a food provider they like unless it is Aunt Millie’s organic bean sprout farm from Vermont.
According to an Op-Ed in yesterdays Wall Street Journal about Hollywood’s new demon: “Nazis are getting old, movie makers don’t want to offend foreign audiences, so corporate types top the list of evil stereotypes.” Where do you suppose the protestors on Wall Street get their ideas? Should our kids have better things to do than to view anti capitalist propaganda?