'Food Inc' on Serious Eats

DVD Giveaway: Food, Inc.

[foodincmovie.com] I didn't jump to see Food, Inc. in theaters. Maybe it was a fear of feeling too guilty to ever eat a questionably-sourced steak again. Or a depression induced by montages of baby chick fluffballs crammed on a conveyor belt. But once it was available on DVD in November, I gave in—and was happy I did. The film points fingers at the large agra-corporations monopolizing America's food supply, but does so in an informative, and not super-nauseating way. Don't get me wrong, the shots of ammonia-cleansed ground beef didn't make me feel warm and fuzzy inside, but the film provided a practical message for eaters and shined a light on the lesser-discussed food policy issues, like seed patents... More

Serious Green: A Preview of 'Food, Inc.' in Theaters June 12

"Though heavy-handed in places, Food, Inc. is both a chilling expose and a practical manifesto." "You can change the world with every bite," ends the film Food, Inc., in theaters on June 12. Directed by noted documentarian Robert Kenner, with Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser on the production team, Food, Inc. takes a sharply critical look at Big Agra--the corporations that manage an enormous percentage of America's food supply by controlling the nation's beef, poultry, corn, and soy industries. Pointing fingers squarely at corporations driven by profit motive rather than product quality or consumer health, along with the government agencies that allow them to do so, Food, Inc. finds plenty of villains to tackle, blaming them for obesity, illness... More

New Food Documentary, Food Inc.

The buzz at the Toronto Film Festival this month was all about food. The new documentary, "Food Inc.," premiered at the festival to rave reviews. Entertainment Weekly called it "an important movie, one that nourishes your knowledge of how the world works," the Los Angeles Times labeled it "a riveting cautionary tale," and Variety says it's "a civilized horror movie for the socially conscious, the nutritionally curious and the hungry." The documentary from the producers of an "Inconvenient Truth," is all about the "highly mechanized underbelly" of the nation’s food industry. It includes graphic footage of poultry sheds and meat packing plants (some of it shot in secret) and appearances by familiar foodie faces Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan. The... More

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