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Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the
livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a nation.
For most Americans, the ideal meal is fast, cheap, and tasty. Food, Inc. examines the costs of putting value and convenience over nutrition and environmental impact. Director Robert Kenner explores the subject from all angles, talking to authors, advocates, farmers, and CEOs, like co-producer Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma), Gary Hirschberg (Stonyfield Farms), and Barbara Kowalcyk, who's been lobbying for more rigorous standards since E. coli claimed the life of her two-year-old son. The filmmaker takes his camera into slaughterhouses and factory farms where chickens grow too fast to walk properly, cows eat feed pumped with toxic chemicals, and illegal immigrants risk life and limb to bring these products to market at an affordable cost. If eco-docs tends to preach to the converted, Kenner presents his findings in such an engaging fashion that Food, Inc. may well reach the very viewers who could benefit from it the most: harried workers who don't have the time or income to read every book and eat non-genetically modified produce every day. Though he covers some of the same ground as Super-Size Me and King Corn, Food Inc. presents a broader picture of the problem, and if Kenner takes an understandably tough stance on particular politicians and corporations, he's just as quick to praise those who are trying to be responsible--even Wal-Mart, which now carries organic products. That development may have more to do with economics than empathy, but the consumer still benefits, and every little bit counts. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
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A must watch for everyone. We should all know what's in our food.Published 1 day ago by Karen Swope
Excellent film. One that you may not like to watch but really should. Well done!Published 3 days ago by Jason Luft
There are parts of this film that I feel are very compelling and I love the facts behind it... but I do wish they emphasized the importance of veganism when it came to saving the... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Shaine
Must Watch. Only 90 minutes of your life and well worth that investment of time.Published 7 days ago by Will
LOVED IT. Would encourage to watch again-and-again to stay sharp, challenge our personal lives about cause and effect, our involvement, our values, our responsibility, our choices,... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Robert Rieck
Very informative and mind opening information about the food we eat every day. Will make you rethink the foods you are purchasing.Published 10 days ago by Brandi M.
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