Food Inc

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Very well done!

by A customer on 8/23/2010

Very well done documentary that reveals, at times, upsetting information about how our food is grown and prepared and how greedy corporations play a significant role in our food chain. Actually, I watched this documentary on our local public TV station and I liked the documentary enough to purchase it on DVD once I spotted a deal on the DVD version in buy.com e-mailed deals. Read More

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Everyone should see this movie!

by Trevor on 8/23/2010

A must see for every American that eats. This is a first class well made documentary that exposes the practices of the mass food industry. It will make anyone rethink what you are putting in your mouth. Read More

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Product Overview

This lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health.

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Studio Magnolia Pict Hm Ent
SKU 211874594
UPC 876964002165
UPC 14 00876964002165
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Documentary
Food
Health
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Authors Eric Schlosser (FAST FOOD NATION) and Michael Pollan (THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA) both appear in this documentary that looks into the food industry. FOOD, INC. reveals the nature of the business that ignores the health of the American people in favor of profit.
Reviews
Film Comment "[T]he superb FOOD, INC. offers an elegantly constructed and absorbing analysis of the monolithic U.S. food industry." 06/01/2009
Box Office 5 stars out of 5 -- "It's a sobering and worthwhile look at an important subject many have not even thought about....FOOD, INC.'s end credit sequence offers numerous ways the consumer can and should make a difference." 05/26/2009
Los Angeles Times "[A] smart, expertly shot documentary....[The film] gives an eloquent array of writers, activists and farmers time to enlighten us about the perils on our plates, but now without offering hope for a safer future." 06/12/2009
New York Times "[A]n informative, often infuriating activist documentary....You'll shudder, shake and just possibly lose your genetically modified lunch." 06/12/2009
Hollywood Reporter "Kenner takes you through these unsettling stories through a mix of articulate talking heads, cameras peering where Food Inc. doesn't want scrutiny, citizens lobbying their representatives in Congress and entertaining graphics and animation." 06/12/2009
A.V. Club "Kenner takes audiences deep into the ugly underbelly of American food production....Its heroes are realists who've found a way to be relatively humane within the system..." 06/11/2009
Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Kenner keeps his film bouncing with humor, music and graphics....The message he's delivered with the help of nutrition activists, including Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan is an eye-opener." 06/25/2009
Entertainment Weekly Included in Entertainment Weekly's "The Best Films Of The Year" -- "[A] brilliant documentary about what we think we eat, and about what that food really is." 12/25/2009
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a chilling portrait of how big agribusiness runs roughshod over animal and worker rights, public safety and toothless regulatory bodies." 01/25/2009
Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "Robert Kenner's exploration of America's food industry is all the more shockingly effective for being so calmly presented." 02/08/2010
Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] compelling, entertaining and illuminating documentary..." 02/05/2010
Directors
Robert Kenner
Cast & Crew
Robert Kenner - Producer
Jeff Skoll - Executive Producer
Diane Weyermann - Executive Producer
Eric Schlosser - Featured
Michael Pollan - Featured
Robin Schorr - Executive Producer
William Pohlad - Executive Producer
Richard Pearce - Director of Photography
Mark Adler - Composer
Robert Kenner - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2009
UPC 00876964002165
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 91 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review Eating can be one dangerous business. Don't take another bite till you see Robert Kenner's Food, Inc., an essential, indelible documentary that is scarier than anything in the last five Saw horror shows. Decepticons have nothing on ears of corn when it comes to transforming into mutant killers. Kenner keeps his film bouncing with humor, music and graphics. Just like the ads that shove junk food down our faces. The message he's delivering with the help of nutrition activists, including Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma), is an eye-opener. High-fructose corn syrup and its friend the E.coli virus are declaring war on national health, and federal agencies, lobbied by Big Agriculture, ain't doing a thing to stop it. Reason? Profits. The movie offers solid alternatives. If the way to an audience's heart is through its stomach, Food, Inc. is a movie you're going to love.
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Reviewer Peter Travers
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The next time you tuck into a nice T-bone, reflect that it probably came from a cow that spent much of its life standing in manure reaching above its ankles. That's true even if you're eating the beef at a pricey steakhouse. Most of the beef in America comes from four suppliers...The next time you admire a plump chicken breast, consider how it got that way. The egg-to-death life of a chicken is now six weeks. They're grown in cages too small for them to move, in perpetual darkness to make them sleep more and quarrel less. They're fattened so fast they can't stand up or walk. Their entire lives, they are trapped in the dark, worrying...All of this is overseen by a handful of giant corporations that control the growth, processing and sale of food in this country. Take Monsanto, for example. It has a patent on a custom gene for soybeans. Its customers are forbidden to save their own soybean seed for use the following year. They have to buy new seed from Monsanto. If you grow soybeans outside their jurisdiction but some of the altered genes sneak into your crop from your neighbor's fields, Monsanto will investigate you for patent infringement. They know who the outsiders are and send out inspectors to snoop in their fields...This review doesn't read one thing like a movie review. But most of the stuff I discuss in it, I learned from the new documentary "Food, Inc.," directed by Robert Kenner and based on the recent book An Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. I figured it wasn't important for me to go into detail about the photography and the editing. I just wanted to scare the bejesus out of you, which is what "Food, Inc." did to me...It's times like these I'm halfway grateful that after surgery I can't eat regular food anymore and have to live on a liquid diet out of a can. Of course, it contains soy and corn products, too, but in a healthy form. They say your total cholesterol level shouldn't exceed your age plus 100. Mine is way lower than that. And I don't have to tip.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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Amy Binacolli, San Francisco Chronicle A mind-boggling, heart-rending, stomach-churning expose on the food industry.
Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times Essential viewing.
Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun A scary movie that's also funny, touching and good for you.

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