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DVD Release Date: 11/3/2009


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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, herbicide-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' Joel 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.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Directed by Robert Kenner
Produced by Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
Executive Producers William Pohlad Robin Schorr Jeff Skoll Diane Weyermann
Co-Producers Eric Schlosser Richard Pearce Melissa Robledo
Director of Photography Richard Pearce
Edited by Kim Roberts
Music by Mark Adler

CAST

 

“I gave up the thought of ‘reviewing’ the film and decided to exhort you: SEE IT. BRING YOUR KIDS IF YOU HAVE THEM. BRING SOMEONE ELSE’S IF YOU DON’T. The sheer scale of the movie is mind-blowing. It’s the documentary equivalent of The Matrix.” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“MORE THAN A TERRIFIC MOVIE – IT’S AN IMPORTANT MOVIE. Essential and hard to shake.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

“FINE, AMBITIOUS AND OFTEN INFURIATING. One of the scariest movies of the year.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“**** It has the same flair for the dramatic and spirit of thorny urgency as ‘An Inconvenient Truth’.” – Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle

“**** ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FILMS OF THE YEAR. A vital, visually stylish piece of filmmaking that is as informative as it is fascinating, infuriating and, at times, heartbreaking.” – Rossiter Drake, San Francisco Examiner

“Smart and expertly shot, FOOD, INC. IS ESSENTIAL VIEWING.” – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

“BRACING, COMPASSIONATE, WITTY AND COMPELLING.” – Mary Pols, Time

“After you see this film--and it is essential that you do--you will never again approach nutrition in the same way. This is information that you need.” – Jennifer Merin, About.com

“KEENLY ATTUNED TO BOTH THE PRACTICAL CHALLENGES AND PLEASURE PRINCIPLES OF SMART EATING – IT MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE.” – Jessica Winters, O Magazine

"Does for the supermarket what 'Jaws' did for the beach." - Variety

“SEE IT. POWERFUL AND JAW DROPPING. It’s hard to believe you won’t have a significant and immediate reaction.” – Ben Mankiewicz, At The Movies

“***** STUNNING, VITALLY IMPORTANT AND EXCELLENT IN EVERY RESPECT.” – Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine

***** UNFLINCHING AND ENTERTAINING.” – J. Bennett, Alternative Press Magazine

“An intelligent, visually compelling argument grounded in old-fashioned investigative research and journalism.” – Maria Garcia, Film Journal International

 
Date for DVD release subject to change.