by Jonathan Galland
Ever wonder where your food comes from?
It is a question on a lot of people’s minds. More and more of us are looking to eat locally, eat organically, and eat healthier for ourselves and the planet.
But, as the fascinating film Food, Inc. shows, eating right is not always the easiest or fastest solution.
From vast farms to food processing facilities, giant agribusiness controls much of what we can put on our tables. Food, Inc. reveals the challenges today’s farmers and consumers face in this system, and offers hope for a more sustainable and healthier vision of producing and consuming what we all eat.
Food, Inc. was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Feature Category.
I saw this film in a movie theater, now it is available on DVD.
About Food, Inc.
The film features interviews with experts such as Michael Pollan. Pollan is an award-winning journalist and world-renown food expert and best-selling author of five books, including The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, which was used as reference material for this film.
Food, Inc. was co-produced by Eric Schlosser, an investigative journalist and best-selling author of the book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal . He is considered a leading authority on the impacts of industrialized agriculture.
Reviews for Food, Inc.
"Don’t take another bite till you see Food, Inc., an essential, indelible documentary."
– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“You’ll shudder, shake and just possibly lose your genetically modified lunch.”
-Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"A cleverly written and well produced documentary. Kenner crafts an intelligent, visually compelling argument grounded in old-fashioned investigative research and journalism."
– Maria Garcia, Film Journal Internationa
"Essential Viewing" – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"… Food, Inc. is more than just a terrific documentary—it’s an important movie, one that nourishes your knowledge of how the world works."
– Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"You Have To See Food, Inc." – Corby Kummer, The Atlantic
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