Food Inc. director on Monsanto, feeding the world, and elitism
Feed the world? How 'bout starting with feeding Americans well: In an interview by Jane Black, "Food Inc." director Robert Kenner answers several key points of criticism. He discusses his efforts to get Monsanto to participate in the film (the chemicals-and-GMO-seed Goliath claims it never said it wouldn't), and its argument that industrial food is necessary to "feed the world." Says Kenner: "People are starving now.…the system that exists now is a totally unsustainable system. It's based on gasoline and pollution and it cannot go on." And we love his answer to the "arugulance" charge, that SOLE food is elitist because it costs more: "It's elitist to think we can create a system where the food we feed a poor family makes them so sick that they need medicine for diabetes. There's something wrong with a system that makes food that makes them sick." (Washington Post)
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