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Food, Inc.

A 2009 American documentary film directed by Robert Kenner

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A Quick Tip by greengenerationny

  • Mar 6, 2011
read china study as well; both books are very informative as to why we need to radically change our diet for our own heatlh and health of the planet, as well as defang industrial animal abuse system
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review by . November 15, 2009
posted in Green Living
You'll never look at food the same way.
 In the past six months I have drastically changed my diet from processed, fatty, sugary foods to one that includes lots of raw vegetables, no wheat, no sugar, and very little processed foods. To say the least I have lost 25 lbs. and feel the best I ever have in my entire life. I began eating this way mostly due to digestive problems which actually still plague me but on a much, much more infrequent basis--it's still a work in progress. Since my "diet metamorphosis" as I like to refer …
review by . February 25, 2010
Food Inc.
Food Inc. is one of the most eye-opening films I've ever seen in my life. It really makes you think about where our food actually comes from and at what cost. It's disturbing to hear these facts at times, but every consumer needs to know about what is going on in the food industry before they make another purchase. It's mind-boggling.      The film starts with a man who wants to know the answer to a simple question. Where does our food come from? How does our food get to those …
review by . February 04, 2011
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
   I tend to avoid constant streams of news because the flow of bad and dark overwhelms me and makes me feel hopeless. I can't watch the endless commentary on why people do some of the hideous things that they do, or how our world is becoming more and more hostile. So the fact that I generally love documentaries surprises e.      Food Inc was one I put off for a very long time. I'm not naive - and maybe that's why I did put it off - because I know just enough. …
review by . March 09, 2010
posted in Green Living
This movie has really changed the way I think about food. I've been a vegetarian for a while, but I never really thought about where my food comes from, and more importantly, what's in my food.      This documentary really stresses the importance of eating local and organic food whenever possible. It has also changed the way I look at the supermarket. Really opening my eyes about how much junk we put in our bodies as Americans all for the sake of "convenience".    …
review by . October 03, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Among the maxims carved on the entrances to the Greek temple of Apollo at Delphi, perhaps the most familiar and important were "know thyself" and "nothing in excess." We have reached a point, two and a half millenia later, where we could really use both pieces of advice. This film offers valuable wisdom to a culture in which the self is defined by the products we buy in far too much excess.     If we are what we eat, then most of us (this author included) have hardly any idea …
Quick Tip by . March 23, 2010
Fantastic look at food in America. I wish more people understood where their food is coming from!
Quick Tip by . November 08, 2009
posted in Green Living
If you haven't seen Food, Inc. ... RENT IT NOW!!! I'm reinvigorated to buy local, sustainable, and help support GMO labeling, etc.
Quick Tip by . October 29, 2009
A documentary film as imporant as it is entertaing.
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Food, Inc.
is a 2009 American documentary film directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner. The film examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that the meat and vegetables produced by agribusiness have many hidden costs and are unhealthy and environmentally-harmful. The film is narrated by Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser. The documentary generated extensive controversy in that it was heavily criticized by large American corporations engaged in industrial food production.

 

The film's first segment examines the industrial production of meat (chicken, beef, and pork), calling it inhumane and economically and environmentally unsustainable. The second segment looks at the industrial production of grains and vegetables (primarily corn and soy beans), again labeling this economically and environmentally unsustainable. The film's third and final segment is about the economic and legal power of the major food companies, such as food libel laws, whose livelihoods are based on supplying cheap but contaminated food, the heavy use of petroleum-based chemicals (largely pesticides and fertilizers), and the promotion of unhealthy food consumption habits by the American public.

 

The film has generated controversy for its views. The producers invited on-screen rebuttals from Monsanto Company, Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods, Perdue Farms, and other companies, but all declined the invitation. Monsanto says it invited the filmmakers to a ...

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Director: Robert Kenner
Genre: Documentary
Release Date: June 12, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2009
Runtime: 94 minutes
Studio: Magnolia
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