Filmmaker Robert Kenner shows in his award-winning documentary Food, Inc. what’s really going on in the US food industry. The highly mechanized underbelly which the FDA and USDA (the US government’s regulatory agencies) consent to keep hidden from the American consumer is being exposed. The food supply in the United States these days is controlled by only a handful of corporations. Profit often counts for more than consumer health, farmers’ livelihoods, workers’ safety and our whole environment.
You will discover surprising—and often shocking truths.
Chicken have bigger breasts, pork chops come in perfectly unison shape, seeds such as soybeans are herbicide resistant, tomatoes don’t go bad anymore – and at the same time, Westerners, especially children, are riddled with obesity, and adults face an an epidemic of diabetes while new strains of E. coli (the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually) keep surfacing.
Food Inc. features interviews with experts such as Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An eater’s manifesto) and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin and Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg.