Food Inc Film Analysis

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Food Inc. Film Critique October 4, 2012 Food Inc. Film Critique Food Inc. is an important documentary that aims to change the way America eats, the way the food is produced, and to nourish our understanding on how the American food industry functions. Why choose an organic salad instead of a ninety-nine cents burger? Filmmaker Robert Kenner features and builds on the writings, Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser and The Omnivore's Dilemma author Michael Pollan, to create an essential picture of the food we eat in America and what it means for the health of future generations. The film maker believes his vision is best and the goal to produce and eat more organic foods is realistic. However, eating healthier is more expensive than eating…show more content…
Representatives from food-producing giants such as Monsanto, Smithfield, Tyson and Perdue that control our food supply were invited to be interviewed for the film but declined or did not respond to Kenner's request. According to Schlosser, "The industry doesn't want you to know the truth about what you're eating - because if you knew, you might not want to eat it." Our modern society has sanitized the presentation of food so that we can blissfully ignore what we should be concerned with: where food comes from, how it is raised, picked, handled, altered, transported and sold. Instead our attention is focused only on the awesome number of beautiful packages on market shelves, the unblemished fruits and vegetables available year round. E-Coli outbreaks, a food-safety related issue discussed in the outstanding documentary Food, Inc.Two-year-old Kevin Kowalcyk who died in 2001 after eating a hamburger contaminated with E. Coli. The tragedy of Kevin's premature death spurred legislation (known as Kevin's Law), that would give the U.S. Department of Agriculture the power to close down plants that

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