Colbert Report Takes on Food Inc.

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Stephen Colbert is well-known for his far-right conservative values and his ringing endorsement of big business. In fact, his television show, The Colbert Report, is sponsored by “Prescott Pharmaceuticals” makers of Vaxadrine, a detox pill that may cause self-cannibalism.

Colbert supports agribusiness and drinks high fructose corn syrup by the can load. So, see what happens when he goes head-to-head with Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, on his new project, Food Inc., about the dubious underbelly of the American food production industry.

This is not the first time Colbert has “argued” against natural foods and reforming the food industry. Last month, he squared off with New York Times journalist and author of In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan. Colbert tried to convince him there is nothing wrong with fake food.

Via Colbert Nation.

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  • Advntrgrl  June 11, 2009 at 4:44 am

    I really don’t see why there has to be a political connection between being conservative and being stupid. I am conservative in my politics and financial view, however I am absolutely aware of the dangers of fast food, artificial food, genetically modified ingredients, fillers, corn syrup, MSG, hydrogenated oils, pesticides, etc. I and my family eat no meat except fish and no dairy unless it is organic…our vegetables are organic and we belong to a CSA so that we can support local farmers. I make the majority of our food from scratch and don’t have processed food in the house.

  • Helen Bernstein  June 11, 2009 at 7:00 am

    You do realize that Mr. Colbert is a very funny comedian and the conservative posture is part of his shtick. His personal views are quite the opposite.

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