Dinner will never look the same again with this “powerful wake-up call for consumers,” (NewYorkTimes.com) Food, Inc. This compelling film is all about where your food comes from and what you should know about it. Food, Inc. exposes the highly mechanized substructure that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of the government’s regulatory agencies, the USDA and FDA. Using animation and graphics,Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner (The American Experience) lifts the veil on the nation’s food industry to reveal the shocking truth behind corporate ‘factory farms,’ which churn out genetically modified produce and meat from diseased animals, detrimentally impacting the lives of millions.
“Bracing, compassionate, witty and compelling,” (Time) Putting profit before the health and safety of Americans, companies have utilized scientific advancements to create bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop and insecticide-resistant soybean seeds. The unfortunate by-product of advancement results in the evolution of new, more resistant strains of the sometimes-deadly E. coli bacteria, which sickens over 73,000 Americans annually. Featuring interviews with Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin in addition to investigative authors Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma).
Celebrities Kelly Preston, Alyssa Milano and Martin Sheen, among others created public service announcements on the issue; are included on the DVD. Additional bonus features include deleted scenes – 40 minutes of footage/segments not shown in theatres, “Nightline’s” interview with Chipotle’s CEO and more.
What’s it all about:
Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how 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. Food, Inc. reveals surprising – and often shocking truths – about what we eat, how it’s produced and who we have become as a nation.
If you have seen it, Food, Inc is now available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD from Magnolia Home Entertainment.