You’ll Never Look at Dinner The Same Way [Review of the Documentary Food, Inc.]

To say that you’ll never look at dinner the same way or that this movie will change the way you eat forever might be a cliche but it is also an understatement. I consider myself “food conscious” but Food, Inc.
icontook my food awareness to an entirely new level.

Director Robert Kenner delivers a jaw dropping documentary about the big business of food. From genetically modified seed to the burger on your plate, Food, Inc. walks viewers through the commercial food chain. I was prepared for the scenes of animal abuse in the food industry and tales of toxic pesticides and fertilizers damaging our food and our environment but what caught me completely off guard and left my jaw on the floor was the corporate bullying that occurs in farming. Watching blurred out faces of family farmers too frightened to talk on record about a certain agricultural biotech giant was eye opening to say the least. Realizing that so many small farmers are being over-run by these government subsidized corporate monsters infuriated and saddened me.
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The mix of informative segments, the emotional account of a family fighting to change legislation after their child was killed by e. coli poisoning, the depressing revelation that a Big Mac costs less than a bag of carrots and the tales of corporate greed putting profit ahead of health, the livelihood of the American farmer and the safety of our environment makes for a powerful documentary that you’ll be talking about long after the credits are over.

I encourage (beg) everyone to see this film, whether you are a health food nut or a fast food junkie you can not help but learn something beneficial from this film. It is entertaining, informative, enlightening, horrifying, frustrating, inspiring and even amusing at times. Watch the organic farmer tell the Wal-Mart rep that her family has boycotted Wal-Mart for years and try not to laugh (or cheer) – I dare you. The only thing that disappointed me about Food, Inc. was that the film was over long before I was ready for it to end. This story is just getting started.

Buy it from Barnes and Noble, download or rent it from iTunes or borrow it from the library – however you get it just watch it! It will truly change how you look at food.

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And while you’re at it check out Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto iconand The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals iconas well as Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.

For ways you can take action go to the Food, Inc. Official Movie site Hungry for Change.

Have you seen Food, Inc.?  What did you think?  How did it change your food habits?


  1. Michelle says:

    I agree, an amazing movie that EVERYONE needs to see!

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