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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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ABC News "Nightline" segment from "You Are What You Eat" series
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We have denatured this Earth in a hurry to make everything bigger, faster, and better than what it was supposedly before we came and "improved" it with technology. We need to step back and realize that some things do take time and we need to take care of ourselves and that which we ingest.
This video goes hand in hand with FED UP, which deals with sugar and hints at the mum-order put on Michelle Obama when she tried to make the nation aware of the problem.
Also recommended follow-up is the book BRAIN MAKER by neurosurgeon David Perlmutter. This explains the inner workings of the gut and its effect on neurological problems like Alzheimers, Autism, and ADD. He calls Alzheimers Type 3 Diabetes. All of this is related to what FOOD INC and FED UP are exposing. A silent chemical warfare on the citizens of America.
Unfortunately, the economy would be shaken if people started to pay attention, so big business is in the business of hushing whistle-blowers like these. You will not regret watching this, and it may save your life.
You will never look at beef, or chicken the same way on your plate. Even now the memory of the visuals are so horrific of what farmers do to their corn fed cows - it's almost unbearable to think of the cruelty they endure. We need to push for food that hasn't been shoved, and tainted full of hormones, chemicals, etc., This is a travesty, and it points to the sickening greed that permeates Corporate America. Support your local organic farmer. They're doing your body a favor.