Food Inc. Documentary Analysis

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Food Inc. is a documentary that reports the inside story of America’s food industry. Food Inc. does a tremendous job of brining to light what industries are trying to keep hidden. The facts revealed through this documentary are eye opening and should be used to drive change in lives and in America’s food industry. Animals such as chickens, cows, and pigs are treated cruelly in the food industry. Chickens, for instance, are raised and slaughtered in half the time they were fifty years ago; but these chickens are raised bigger. Their breasts have been redesigned to be larger due to people’s preferred taste of white meat. Bones and body organs are unable to keep up with this rapid body growth; so the chickens are unable to walk without…show more content…
Thirty percent of land bases are growing corn. Because of this excess supply of corn, many modifications have been made to it so that it can be used as an ingredient in almost every food. Corn creates products such as high fructose corn syrup. This creates foods that are harmful and unhealthy to the body. A great alternative to these products is organic or farm grown foods. E. coli, salmonella, and many other types of food poisonings are on the rise in the United States. Cows develop E. coli disease because of their strict diet of corn, and because they stand in each other’s manure all day. This is a direct result of the decrease in the amount of food inspections in industries and bigger processing plants. Today, there are only a few processing plants that process cow meats in the United States. Many cows are brought together in one plant, and this makes it very easy to pass the E. coli disease around to the rest of the meat in the…show more content…
This law was created after a young boy developed E. coli and died twelve days after. The hamburger meat he ate was infected with the disease and was not recalled until a good time after; but it was too late. Devastation drove his mother to push the passage of this law. This law did not pass because courts said the USDA did not have such authority. It was said that passing the law was not favored because it would add on to the costs of the industry. Industry and profit have received greater importance over U.S.

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