Food, Inc.

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Summary

  • In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. 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. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli - the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Notes

  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008, copyright held by Perfect Meal, LLC.
  • Special feature: deleted scenes; celebrity public service announcements; resources; ABC News Nightline "You are what you eat: food with integrity"; "the amazing food detective" and "snacktown smackdown": stay active and eat healthy, information on the companion book of the same title.
  • DVD, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital 2.0..
  • English audio with optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Contents

  • Fast food to all food -- A cornucopia of choices -- Unintended consequences -- The dollar menu -- In the grass -- Hidden costs -- From seed to the supermarket -- The veil -- Shocks to the system -- Power of the consumer
  • Special feature: deleted scenes; celebrity public service announcements; resources; "You are what you eat: food with integrity" [segment originally broadcast on ABC News Nightline on June 16th, 2009 ; ca. 7 min.) ; "The amazing food detective: Snacktown smackdown" (by Kaiser Permanente ; animated children's segment with scenes from interactive game Snacktown Smackdown ; ca. 3 min.) ; information on the companion book of the same title ; original theatrical trailer ; links to related organizations
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