Food, Inc.

Food, Inc.

Food, Inc.

Filmmaker Robert Kenner sets out to expose the dark, Orwellian underbelly of America's food industry - deliberately hidden from consumers with the consent of regulatory agencies. Controlled by corporation and profit, human health and the environment has been put in jeopardy: there's bigger-breasted chickens,  perfect pork chops, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad. But we also have new strains of E. coli bacteria, widespread obesity and an increasing level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with experts like Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals the surprising truth about what we eat, how it's produced and where the industry is going from here. It illustrates how complicated and compromised the once simple process of growing crops and raising livestock to feed ourselves and our families has become. But, it also reminds us that despite what appears to be at times a hopeless situation, each of us still has the ability to vote on this issue every day – at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

2008Rating: PG, contains animal slaughter94 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Robert Kenner (feature debut)
Cast:
Michael PollanEric Schlosser
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Reviews & comments

The New York Times

The New York Times

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Time and again the movie stops short before it really gets started, as with the debates over the big business of organic food.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

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Food Inc. does stray towards a one-sided debate, but then that is not entirely the fault of the film-makers.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Essential viewing.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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It is a well-made and compelling documentary.

4.0
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Absolutely compelling documentary and well put together.. NB. It would have been a debate had the other side been willing to contribute! If nothing else this movie exposes the irresponsibility and sheer unaccountability of a few corporate companies who have a unethical monopoly. It gives the viewer insight into how we can instigate change and make our...

4.0
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particularly if you have any interest in what you eat. Not enough balance, and much of the "fact" presented would be debatable as such. On the otherhand, it makes a compelling case for more integrity by the large corporate manufacturers.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Time and again the movie stops short before it really gets started, as with the debates over the big business of organic food.

0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Food Inc. does stray towards a one-sided debate, but then that is not entirely the fault of the film-makers.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Essential viewing.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

It is a well-made and compelling documentary.

4.0
0

Absolutely compelling documentary and well put together.. NB. It would have been a debate had the other side been willing to contribute! If nothing else this movie exposes the irresponsibility and sheer unaccountability of a few corporate companies who have a unethical monopoly. It gives the viewer insight into how we can instigate change and make our...

4.0
0

particularly if you have any interest in what you eat. Not enough balance, and much of the "fact" presented would be debatable as such. On the otherhand, it makes a compelling case for more integrity by the large corporate manufacturers.

3.0
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