Fascinating and often disturbing, the film sheds light on how our nation's
poorly regulated transition from family farms to factory farms has dangerously,
and sometimes lethally, compromised the quality of our food supply.
One story line in particular stuck with me.
A mother whose two-year-old son died from E.coli poisoning after eating
commercially prepared hamburger appeared repeatedly in the film. It spotlighted
her heartbreaking experience and her resultant goal - to amend federal
law and give the USDA authority to close down plants that consistently
produce contaminated meat, a power it currently does not possess, thanks
mostly to meat industry lobbyists.
Unfortunately, this woman's story is not unusual. The Food, Inc. website
states that in America, foodborne illnesses sicken 76 million, hospitalize
325,000 and kill 5,000 people each year. For more information, and to
find out what you can do, check out
The Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention.
In the meantime, if you or someone you love is seriously injured by foodborne
illness or food poisoning, then you will need an experienced, aggressive
Scranton personal injury lawyer on your side. A Scranton personal injury
Rogan Law can help you pick up the pieces, hold negligent parties responsible, recover
damages and move forward with your life.
Contact a Scranton serious injuries lawyer at Rogan Law today.