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USA: Magnolia Pictures
UK: Dogwoof Pictures
Cast: Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb (National Chicken Council), Vince Edwards (Tyson Grower), Carole Morison (Former Perdue Grower), Michael Pollan, Troy Roush (Roush Family Farms), Larry Johnson (Iowa State University), Allen Trenkle (Iowa State University, Patricia Buck (CFI), Barbara Kowalyck (CFI), Diana DeGette, Phil English, Eldon Roth (Beef Products, Inc. (BPI)), The Orozco Family, Rosa Soto (Healthy Teens on the Move), Joel Salatin (Polyface Farms), Eduardo Pena, Gary Hirshberg (Stonyfield Farm), David Runyon (Runyon Farms), Stephen R Pennell, William P Kealey
Director: Robert Kenner
USA: 93 mins
UK: 94 mins
USA Rated: PG for some thematic material and disturbing images
UK Certificate: PG contains scenes describing a child's death and of animals in distress
USA Release Date: 19 June 2009 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 12 February 2010 (Limited Release)
In FOOD, INC., filmmaker Robert Kenner uncovers the US food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.
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
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (FAST FOOD NATION), Michael Pollan (THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joe Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.