Food, Inc

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Food, Inc. Documentary Review
Charyse Mitchell
Brookdale Community College

In America, whoever has the big bucks dictates how things are run. With money, there is no limit to what can be done in America. The documentary “Food Inc. produced by Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser, takes an in depth look at America’s food industry and the terrible but completely legal way our food is genetically engineered. The narrator makes the argument that profit is put before the consumer’s well being,. The vision of the American farmer, workers safety, and our precious environment is far from the correct vision of the many major corporations that are producing our food. I firmly believe that these corporations have put aside and have deliberately tried to hide the truth about how unhealthy the food they produce truly is for the American public. The purpose of this video is to shock the American public with clever filmography and facts about the food Americans consume every day. The food industry is full of misconceptions. “Food Inc.” declares that the food industry is using deceiving images of American farmlands to sell their product. Images of lush green fields, picket fences, and 1930’s farmhouses is only a “spinning of a pastoral fantasy”. (Food, Inc.) In reality the food being consumed is coming from mistreated animals and large factories all over the country. As the video continues, images of your typical everyday supermarket are cleverly displayed giving the audience something they can relate too. “There are no seasons in the American supermarket”. (Food Inc.) The narrator gives details on how we as consumers get to enjoy ‘tomatoes’ all year round. He states that they were “grown half way around the world, picked when it was green and ripened with ethylene gas” (Food Inc.). This is meant to inform the audience that what they are eating isn’t what it seems. It definitely makes viewers stop and think next time they are buying a tomato in winter....
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