PBS on the Industrial Food Machineby Karen De Coster
Apr. 14, 2012
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PBS just ran an interesting episode of "America Revealed: Food Machine," in which Yul Kwon explores how the industrial food machine manages to feed so many people through technology and engineering marvels. The show is mostly an endorsement of the food machine without delving into the politics of government intervention or the costs of the corporate state industrial food machine in terms of human health and the problems of long-term sustainability. The piece is not meant to be investigative journalism, so that shall be forgiven. The piece is interesting, however, with fantastic high-def video, and so it is very worth watching.
If you want to understand the industrial food machine and all of its casualties, start by reading Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma.