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- Michael Pollan
- Eric Schlosser
- Gary Hirschberg
- Joe Salatin
- Robert Kenner
- Robert Kenner
- Elise Pearlstein
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Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner uses reports by Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser and The Omnivore's Dilemma author Michael Pollan as a springboard to exploring where the food we purchase at the grocery store really comes from, and what it means for the health of future generations. By exposing the comfortable relationships between business and government, Kenner gradually shines light on the dark underbelly of the American food industry. The USDA and FDA are supposed to protect the public, so why is it that both government regulatory agencies have been complicit in allowing corporations to put profit ahead of consumer health, the American farmer, worker safety, and even the environment? As chicken breasts get bigger and tomatoes are genetically engineered not to go bad, 73,000 Americans fall ill from powerful new strains of E. coli every year, obesity levels are skyrocketing, and adult diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Perhaps if the general public knew how corporations use exploited laws and subsidies to create powerful monopolies, the outrage would be enough to make us think more carefully about the food we put into our bodies.
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Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out
This is the kind of muckraking we should see more often.– Full review
Tom Huddleston, Time Out
This solidly constructed documentary aims to do for food production what An Inconvenient Truth did for global warming.– Full review
Don Groves, sbs.com.au
A doco which could make you sick!– Full review
Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
Food, Inc. -- a disturbing expose of the food industry -- is essential watching. You need to see it. Take your kids. Take your neighbour's kids. Take a stranger's kids (well, maybe that's a bit much).– Full review
Gavin Bond, Sunday Times (Australia)
This enlightening film takes aim at the US food industry by exposing the astounding and dubious means by which the source of our food is harvested and processed.– Full review
Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
An activist-made film of considerable interest, Food, Inc is also a piece of investigative journalism that tells us a thousand things that are pertinent to eating everyday food. Did you know that...– Full review
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