Published on July 23rd, 20118
Food, Inc. is a PBS documentary film directed by American filmmaker, Robert Kenner. Food Inc movie investigates the corporate agriculture and farming within the United States Investigation also include food products created from agricultural business which are harmful to our health and also damaging to the environment and violence towards animals and their employees. The sad facts of animal maltreatment, toxic food and additionally the government collusion are hidden by a deceptive industry
The film attempts to encourage the blind public of the greedy corporations that control the food industry with their cheaper, faster, bigger, way of raising profits usually at the cost of consumer’s health and safety. Officials from food production firms like Monsanto, Tyson, Smithfield, and Perdue that regulate our food supply have been asked to be interviewed regarding the film but turned down Mr Kenner’s request.
Methods of obtaining food today conjures the fast food industry boom in the 50’s. Food production, as a whole, has changed drastically since then, as never changed in thousands of years. Controlled by a handful of multinational corporations, policies aimed at production and food processing, marketing removing large amounts of products with lower production costs (we say minimum) which as we know are mostly healthy. The result is of course a huge profit which in turn allows the industry giants to directly control the global supply of food. That’s why products we can think about food more quantitatively but not qualitatively too.
Much to say about this documentary, the filmmakers courage to highlight the terrible truths about American food. It goes without saying that we are in the same pot because the EU Food is not food. She comes from a farm but from a factory. Small farmers are swallowed and incorporated into major food companies. Companies that do not follow their own development but consumer health and profit. They got so big and powerful that they think God because intervene and change the natural course of nature. A baby does not grow in 90 days but in 50, to give just one example.
And it’s all our fault, the consumer is guided by the maxim “cheap and good” – yes, it’s cheap but by no means good.
All well and good until it comes to health. It presents a case of lawyers whose child died of infection with E. coli bacillus. It turned out that he had eaten a hamburger from a batch that was infected and even in the same period was the withdrawal of stores. Parents and ate them, but resisted their immunity. A child does not. He died in 10 days. Woman sues production company but it hits a wall of lawyers and prosecutors with a smash. While laws are such – is natural, as long as it controlled the economic politics of money. It is interesting final phase in which a lawyer is asked what she eats. The answer is expected: “I can not tell you what I eat and especially do not eat because I violate these big companies and I have no mood for new processes.”
Another interesting case is that was a company that controls a monopoly soybeans, genetically modified, of course. Farmers are required to use these seeds for otherwise violate the protocol by the company in question has a patent for such cultures. Even if a farmer to grow his own seeds they keep from one year to another, will be challenged in court because of spring plants will pollinate neighboring Pogoanele will “infect” cultures “legal”.
And much to say. However, such a good one cold shower brings down to earth but practically not solve anything, can only shake our little conscience.
In the end, Food Inc. carries a very compelling subject but is not a straightforward documentary in my opinion, compared with An Inconvenient Truth and Supersize Me, which deliver their point. The film make an efforts to educate whenever possible for some ways to start changing, instead of let us be totally overwhelmed from the evident absence of control both the farm owners and the general public have over manufacturing of food. The awareness this documentary film generates in each one of its viewers is more than enough to justify it’s huge scope.
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