February 14, 2012
Food, Inc., lifts the veil on our nation's more... food industry,
exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the
American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies,
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
We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect
pork chop, herbicide-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.
Food, Inc. is a 2008 American documentary film
directed by filmmaker Robert Kenner.
The film examines corporate farming in the
United States, concluding that agribusiness
produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that
is environmentally harmful and abusive of both
animals and employees.
The film is narrated by Michael Pollan and Eric
The film received positive responses and was
nominated for several awards, including the
Academy Award and the Independent Spirit Awards
in 2009, both for Best Documentary Feature.