Filmmaker Robert Kenner takes us on a journey inside our nation’s food industry. With more and more food being ripped from the shelves due to the apparent threat of disease (with pistachio nuts being the latest banned food), Food, Inc. takes the viewer inside the mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer, while featuring interviews with Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), as well as Polyface Farms’ Joe Salatin and Stonyfield Farms’ Gary Hirschberg.
As the film’s synopsis states: “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” For more information on Food, Inc., which hit the theaters on June 12, check out the trailer below and the film’s official website. http://www.foodincmovie.com