Food Inc. – Full Length Film 12

Food IncFor most Americans, the ideal meal is fast, cheap, and tasty. Food, Inc. examines the costs of putting value and convenience over nutrition and environmental impact. Director Robert Kenner explores the subject from all angles, talking to authors, advocates, farmers, and CEOs, like co-producer Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), Gary Hirschberg (Stonyfield Farms), and Barbara Kowalcyk, who’s been lobbying for more rigorous standards since E. coli claimed the life of her two-year-old son.

12 comments

  1. Watch them kick the chickens! How awful. Exploitation of workers. Cruelty to animals. Exploitation of farmers. Farmers are kept under control. Carole feels like a slave to the company. She says it is degrading. Her contract was terminated. “We are entitled to know about our food’.. What is the industrial food system???

    • Sir Richard Branson wants to give a person 25 miollin dollars to produce a device which will eliminate 1 billion tonnes of CO2 per year? Well, if a brilliant individual finds a way to convert CO2 into it\’s basic ingredients of carbon and oxygen or scrub it out of the ambient air, then how are they going to dispose of a cubic kilometer of carbon? By definition, a cubic kilmeter is 10 to the 9th power or simply put, the size of a mountain.

    • I think this episode needs to be raeteped, similarly to your Thanksgiving episode. It addresses issues at the 50,000 foot level; and they top up the batteries for me personally. How about seasonal episodes, ie) Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. I like the tick tock tick tock’ intro you have used on occasion. Maybe start each seasonal episode with a clock ticking, to remind us of the continuous march of time. As well, maybe an annual video, like you did last year of what listeners have accomplished. Maybe a call in show about favorite books. And as you suggested, more of what you are doing. I started listening in 2008 after a knee injury forced me off work for a week. I’ve followed your journey like many others and wish to receive updates. Still hope you can get Richard Heinberg on in the future Jack.Current score: 1

  2. Watched the movie and am now reading the book. There is something fundamentally wrong when it is a “business” that grows food, when chemists and engineers are more important than farmers.

  3. Coast to Coast AM .YEAH! Jack, you are the voice of reason and calm in the eye of this storm. I can’t hadlry handle the panicky types that hype everyone up to get everything done yesterday. Of course people want to be prepared yesterday, but in many instances this is not always possible. And with all the economic woes, it gets harder all the time to be prepared. Add to that the type of preppers that practically stand on their toes screaming doom and gloom, it’s no wonder people are suffering from prepper burnout. But when I listen to you, my hope returns that if I just do something’, regardless of how puny, I will get to my destination. I like that you don’t go about educating people by jumping up and down and freaking out like other preppers do. You are calm, methodical, and realistic. You have a real can do’ attitude that is contagious.Keep up the good work. I personally believe that you affect people for the better in ways you can’t begin to comprehend.If you were a guest on Coast to Coast, you would reach sooo many more people that really have need of hearing from a prepper that has his act together in a calm fashion. I’m tired of the ones that are the equivilent of shouting fire’ in a theater.Current score: 4

  4. After many years of being sick, I began to realize what I ate especially with the more chemicals was affecting me. In the last two months, I have started the change of what I eat and where it comes from.
    They need more documentaries like this that lets people know exact what is in our food. I truly believe once people start caring more about profit then the consumers suffer.

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