Everyone’s ideal meal, it’s convenient, delicious, and more importantly, cheap. And yet many of us are willing to sacrifice nutrition and environmental impact for the sake of a quick and easy meal.
Food Inc. takes us into the slaughterhouses and factory farms to expose how US regulatory agencies such as the USDA and FDA are putting public health at risk to allow food manufacturing companies full control over production.
It’s an industry where chickens grow so fast they struggle to walk, where cow feed is loaded with toxic chemicals, tomatoes are genetically modified so they won’t go rotten, and illegal immigrants risk life and limb to put food on our table at a reasonable price.
It’s a side of mass food production that has been hidden from the public, until now.
Join film director Robert Kenner as he leaves no stone unturned in his quest to find out what is happening in America’s food industry. He speaks with advocates, local farmers, CEOs and Barbara Kowalcyk, a mother who has been lobbying for stricter industry standards since the E. coli bacteria was responsible for the death of her two-year-old son.
Food Inc. is a movie that reveals the shocking truth about what we are eating, and one thing is for sure, the United States, like many other nations, is riddled with widespread obesity.