LOVEFiLM Review: Food, Inc. (2010)

Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner uses reports by Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser and The Omnivore’s Dilemma author Michael Pollan as a springboard to exploring where the food we purchase at the grocery store really comes from, and what it means for the health of future generations. By exposing the comfortable relationships between business and government, Kenner gradually shines light on the dark underbelly of the American food industry. The USDA and FDA are supposed to protect the public, so why is it that both government regulatory agencies have been complicit in allowing corporations to put profit ahead of consumer health, the American farmer, worker safety, and even the environment? As chicken breasts get bigger and tomatoes are genetically engineered not to go bad, 73,000 Americans fall ill from powerful new strains of E. coli every year, obesity levels are skyrocketing, and adult diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Perhaps if the general public knew how corporations use exploited laws and subsidies to create powerful monopolies, the outrage would be enough to make us think more carefully about the food we put into our bodies.

A shocking look in to the way America produces food for mass consumption. If you had any doubts about the the American food industry then this will literally stop you stone cold. The way the government has gained control to produce ‘food’ for the public while also keeping it top secret and stopping anyone that questions it.

I’m just glad that I live in a country where this kind of thing never happens and is against the law, along with the majority of countries in Europe and Australia. This film will make you think twice about eating anything in the great United States of America.

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