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Food, Inc.

Food, Inc.  

Synopsis

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanised underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of the government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.

America'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 the environment. There are bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but there are also new strains of e coli--the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually.

American's are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser(Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan(The Omnivore's Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joe Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising -- and often shocking truths -- about what American's eat, how it's produced, who they have become as a nation and where they are going from here.


Genre: Non-Fiction

Sub Genre: Health & Lifestyle, Education, Documentary

Year of Production: 2008

Running Time: 1 x 93-minutes

Available in HD: Yes

Country: USA

Production Company:Magnolia Pictures Participant Media and River Road Entertainment Present a Film By Robert Kenner