Food Inc. (2008)
4.6 · 29

For most Americans, the ideal meal is fast, cheap, and tasty. Food, Inc. examines the costs of putting value and convenience over nutrition and environmental impact.

Director Robert Kenner explores the subject from all angles, talking to authors, advocates, farmers, and CEOs, like co-producer Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), Gary Hirschberg (Stonyfield Farms), and Barbara Kowalcyk, who’s been lobbying for more rigorous standards since E. coli claimed the life of her two-year-old son.

The filmmaker takes his camera into slaughterhouses and factory farms where chickens grow too fast to walk properly, cows eat feed pumped with toxic chemicals, and illegal immigrants risk life and limb to bring these products to market at an affordable cost. If eco-docs tends to preach to the converted, Kenner presents his findings in such an engaging fashion that Food, Inc. may well reach the very viewers who could benefit from it the most: harried workers who don’t have the time or income to read every book and eat non-genetically modified produce every day.

Though he covers some of the same ground as Super Size Me and King Korn, Food Inc. presents a broader picture of the problem, and if Kenner takes an understandably tough stance on particular politicians and corporations, he’s just as quick to praise those who are trying to be responsible – even Wal-Mart, which now carries organic products. That development may have more to do with economics than empathy, but the consumer still benefits, and every little bit counts.
on Fri, Oct 30 2009 · 179,207 Views
What's Next
Load Comments
Trending Today
3 min · 4,452 views today · Woman learns to like herself even when others don't always act like they like her.  lyrics: I LIKE MYSELF  so you don't have to  I LIKE MYSELF  i'm down with me  I LIKE...
HUMAN (2015)
382 min · 4,129 views today · What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? The quest for discovery?  Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist...
The Demand to be Safe in Relationship Inevitably Breeds Sorrow and Fear
J. Krishnamurti · 3,484 views today · This seeking for security is inviting insecurity. Have you ever found security in any of your relationships? Have you?
'Agrihoods' Offer Suburban Living Built Around Community Farms, Not Golf Courses
Joseph Erbentraut · 2,498 views today · The model takes the idea of farm-to-table to the next level.
Seven Everyday Things Poor People Worry About That Rich People Never Do
Carmen Rios · 1,932 views today · It isn’t just poor people’s lives which differ from rich people’s lives – it's poor people's thoughts that differ from everyone else's.
An Indigenous Approach to Healing Trauma
Jonathan Davis · 1,419 views today · The Healing Power of Listening in Stillness
HumanWorld - Where the Cetaceans Use People for Entertainment
2 min · 1,276 views today · Satirical take on the exploitation of whales and dolphins. For more serious info visit Whale and Dolphin Conservation.
Welcome to Marinaleda: The Spanish Anti-Capitalist Town With Equal Wage Full Employment and $19 Housing
Jade Small · 1,152 views today · With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia. Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian...
The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World
Films For Action · 1,108 views today · A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change!
Why Some Companies in Sweden are Shifting to a 6-Hour Work Day
Bec Crew · 999 views today · Despite research telling us it’s a really bad idea, many of us end up working 50-hour weeks or more because we think we’ll get more done and reap the benefits later. And...
Another Way Of Seeing: We Don't Own the Land. The Land Owns Us.
6 min · 957 views today · Bob Randall, a Yankunytjatjara elder and traditional owner of Uluru (Ayer's Rock), explains how the connectedness of every living thing to every other living thing is not just...
Watch a Really Cool Tiny House Get Built from Start to Finish for $2500
8 min · 911 views today · Watch a tiny house get built with a lead lighting geodesic dome window! The 10 square metre tiny house cost around $2500 to build and was mostly made from recycled...
Beautiful 1 Acre Small Scale Permaculture Farm
13 min · 864 views today · A tour of Limestone Permaculture Farm in New South Wales, Australia. The 1 acre property has been developed into a productive permaculture farm that is currently feeding around...
Murder, USA: Why Politicians Have Blood on Their Hands
Henry A. Giroux · 862 views today · Ten people were killed and seven wounded recently in a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. Such shootings are more than another tragic expression of...
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into A Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley · 856 views today · This is easily the best comic strip ever made.  Pabl
How to Be Less Busy in a Busy Busy World
Leo Babauta · 728 views today · Most of us are pretty busy, just about every day. Some like it that way — being busy is almost a status symbol, as it shows you’re important and productive and a go-getter...
Capitalism Can't Be "Less Greedy" - the Greed Is Baked In
Stephanie McMillan · 719 views today · More people lately are identifying capitalism as the underlying cause of our current global troubles and crises. That’s certainly positive: the first step toward cure is a...
The Coolest Nature Video Ever!
2 min · 679 views today · Beautifully edited by Roen Horn this slice of natural wonder is set to the music of Karen O.
Dirt! The Movie (2009)
80 min · 648 views today · DIRT! The Movie takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility--from its miraculous beginning to...
In Place (2015)
6 min · 636 views today · A young cleaning girl's day turns upside down when she finds the gripping journal of a refugee. How a shared story can change peoples attitude. Heartwarming.
Load More
Like us on Facebook?