Friday, May 13, 2005

Grocery Store Wars & The Meatrix

Here are two you can watch online! From FreeRange Studios come two Quicktime movies that satirize Hollywood movies and introduce organic farming, monocropping, pesticides and other "true costs" of food. Meet Obiwan Cannoli and Cuke Skywalker in Grocery Store Wars. (Vegetables shoot laser weapons and a melon explodes; some other violence.) See if you can escape The Meatrix! (Note: factory farming is at best disturbing. My motto: Before little eyes have seen, a loving guide should pre-screen!) These videos are being used by the Sierra Club in its new campaign to raise awareness of the politics of food.

The Meatrix Action Page: Ten things you can do to stop factory farms.

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