Film Analysis: Food, Inc.

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Food, Inc., directed by Robert Kenner and co-produced by Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, has lifted the veil and dives deep into a handful of problems with the food industry in our country. This graphic documentary is presented in different topics and shows different series of interviews of farmers and food advocates and hidden camera footages in the food production line to help us see first-hand what our country is being fed. It connects dots between multinational corporations and shady government regulatory agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Kenner has shown the consequences of the efficiencies, short-cuts, and technological…show more content…
Richard Lobb, a part of the National Chicken Council stated, “What these systems of intensive production accomplishes, is to produce a lot of food, on a small amount of land, at an affordable price. Can anyone explain to tell me what is wrong with that?” Mr. Lobb makes a point that the food industry can do what they want and get away with it because the national demand of food. According to Food, Inc. in 1970, six companies produced 20% to 25% of the meat consumed in the U.S., today, four companies produce 80% of the meat. Where there used to be thousands of slaughterhouses in the country, today there are 13. One problem coming from this is that when something goes wrong, like contamination or foodborne illnesses, it affects enormous amounts of food. The documentary showed cattle standing in their own feces and being sent to the slaughterhouse caked in it and not being washed off or even rinsed off. If workers washed off the feces or even cleaned up their holding pens this would slow down production which would cause a loss in…show more content…
People can get foods all year around and be sent foods they want to their markets in less than 24 hours. The documentary ends with saying that we vote to change the industry three times a day with the foods we eat. Buying locally grown meat or produce can help America change the industry to cause less demand at the factories. This can help them so they have time to fix their ways the right way and humane way. Instead of putting money into these food monopolies, we can fight to put money into our local economy and make the industry safe and the well-being of human and animal

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