Magnolia Pictures | Release Date: June 12, 2009
Summary: In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's 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 Farm's 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. (Magnolia Pictures)
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Runtime: 94 min
Rating: Rated PG for some thematic material and disturbing images.
Production: Participant Media
Genres: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 3, 2009
Director Credit
Robert Kenner Director
Writer Credit
Elise Pearlstein Writer
Kim Roberts Writer
Robert Kenner Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Eric Schlosser Himself
Michael Pollan Himself
Cast Credit
Gary Hirshberg Himself
Joel Salatin Himself
Troy Roush Himself
Producer Credit
Bill Pohlad Executive Producer
Diane Weyermann Executive Producer
Elise Pearlstein Producer
Eric Schlosser Co-Producer
Jay Redmond Associate Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Melissa Robledo Co-Producer
Richard Pearce Co-Producer
Robert Kenner Producer
Robin Schorr Executive Producer
Sascha Goldhor Associate Producer