An eye-opening expose of the modern food industry, Food, Inc. is both fascinating and terrifying, and essential viewing for any health-conscious citizen. – Rotten Tomatoes
Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for a good primer on the U.S. food industry and why factory farms are such a big deal, start with Food, Inc. A big thank you goes out to SFF friend Rachel S. Black for the review.
The film that turns omnivores into vegetarians, and turns your stomach while enlightening your mind, Food Inc. provides raw and uncensored material in a captivating 94 minutes.
This documentary by Robert Kenner discusses where America’s food actually comes from, and the dangers and problems that come along with this. The film strives and succeeds to reveal the corruption of the FDA as well as government fallacies involving food corporations in America. Cruelty to factory-raised animals is a big issue covered as well as genetically modified produce.
Food Inc. does a great job of clearly articulating how the food industry impacts many different facets of American society. While this documentary addresses several significant issues, it highlights the disturbing treatment of animals raised in factory farms. Food Inc. also supports the Organic movement –which advocates for organic farming as opposed to genetically modifying food. Kenner’s film also relates to the Environmental movement, illustrating how drainage from some factory farms contaminates the surrounding areas. Manure is usually stored for months in outdoor pits called lagoons. When decomposition happens, it gives off dangerous gases like ammonia and hydrogen sulfide. Often times these lagoons leak, polluting the soil and water systems in the area.
Food, Inc. Official Trailer
This film has such a strong impact on its viewers, that it evokes a sense of enlightenment and eagerness to spread the news. Although it is packed with facts and information it is fast paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat! Plenty of key topics are highlighted eloquently enough to be remembered and shared.
Robert Kenner is an award winning filmmaker. He worked at getting Food Inc. onto the big screen for 6 years. He has produced works of fiction but is better known for his documentaries. He collaborated on this work with Michael Pollan, well-known author of Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, and Eric Schlosser, an American journalist famous for his films, Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, and Chew on This.
You can purchase the full DVD of Food, Inc. here.