Food Inc. opens in an American supermarket and draws attention to the unnatural nature of year-round tomatoes and boneless meat. It pulls aside the curtain that is concealing the truth about food from the consumer. After the brief intro, the movie shifts its focus to the topic of fast food and its impact on the meat industries. Fast food virtually started with McDonald’s. When they decided to simplify their menu and hire employees that repeated one task over and over for minimum wage, the result was the fast food phenomenon that swept the United States, and then the world. Today, McDonald’s is the largest purchaser of beef and potatoes in the United States, and is one of the largest purchasers of pork, chicken, tomatoes, and apples. Though an unintentional consequence, this has had a drastic impact on the way all food is processed. The top four meat packers now control over 80% of the market, the Tyson Corporation being the largest of them all. The documentary next takes us to a Chicken farm in Kentucky and explains that, since the 1950s, chickens have doubled in size, and they reach that incredible size in half the time it used to take them to reach their more natural size. Chickens today are genetically modified to have larger breasts in response to the consumer preference for white meat. The chickens grow at such a rate that their bones and organs can’t keep up with the rapid growth of the muscles, or the meat. The original farmer that was followed in the documentary was unable to take the filmmakers inside the chicken houses. After being visited multiple times by Tyson representatives, the farmer informed the filmmakers that he would be unable to escort them inside. After a long search, a woman finally stepped forward and agreed to take the filmmakers inside an overly-crowded coop and behind the veil of the modern chicken industry. The next veil that is lifted by the film is that of the corn industry. Corn can be chemically engineered into many different
Food Inc – Summary
The documented film "Food, Inc." rapt by Robert Kenner opens with the sentence, "The way we eat has altered in the past 50 years than in the previous 10,000 years.” Later in the film it's illustrated that one of the significant deviations in what we eat is that our food source has been flooded with sugar and other advanced carbohydrates. It also highlights that not all the food we consume is good for our health. Some areas of food production such as meat and….
The film Food Inc. shows the many ugly, horrors of the industrial food system. Throughout, the film we see the behind-the-scenes of how are food is made from the egg to the chicken, to seed to the market, and so on. There needs to be a change on how our food is produced and created. The only way to do that is spread this health movement to the world.
Many of us don’t realize all the chemicals that are put into our food. It makes us wonder “Is this actually real, fresh meat as the labels say?” During….
The Unveiling of the Food Industry
Food is an essential part of our lives. We consume it every day and absolutely need it to live and thrive successfully. With something so significant to us, why should we risk the source of where our food comes from? Robert Kenner created a powerhouse documentary film called Food Inc. that gives an accurate description of the horrible realities of corporate farming by providing evidence of the harm affecting both humans and animals. Robert Kenner is a film director….
Have you ever gone to a fast food restaurant and wondered what is really in your cheeseburger? If you knew what was in it, there is a good chance you would not want to eat it. The real tragedy is that the American beef industry knows this, so they make it difficult for the average person to learn what goes into the production of their beef. But the beef industry is not the only party that is guilty of this. The large corporations who produce our food are all doing the same thing. The morality….
FOOD INC.: An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.
Movie Review by Markovist Wells
Professor Patrick Elliott
Essay Question: In what ways does this movie demonstrate the “Iron Triangle” and its powerful influence in the manner that our government functions?
In the documentary Food Inc. The message is that the food industry does not want us to know about what we are eating. . This problem may….
Zackery White ` Food Inc.
1. Incorporation (Inc.) means to form a legal association of individuals, created by law or under the authority of law, with a continuous existence independent of the existences of its members, and with powers and liabilities distinct from those of its members. Therefore, Food Inc. implies that food system of the modern day has become more of a combination of monopolized businesses, whom only care about their profits, rather than the farmers from the obsolete….
Food, Inc. is one means by which the American food economic system is analyzed. This documentary film shows how American food economic system follows the idea of capitalism and how it affects the food industry. Capitalism is an economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately or corporately owned and development is proportionate to the accumulation and reinvestment of profits gained in a free market. A free market economy is based on supply and demand with little or….
The growth of food and the fast food industry has increased tremendously since the 1950s. “In the 1970’s, the top five beef packers controlled 25% of the market. Today, stunningly, these beef packers control more than 80% of the market.” (Food Inc. Quote) These handful of corporations have goals to produce large sums of food at minimum inputs resulting in large amounts of profit, which allows for market power within these top companies. Food Inc. shows how these companies have grown….
6 April 2013
When walking down the meat isle in the grocery store, do people stop to think where the meat came from? A lot of the labels on food will say that it is farm fresh, but does it really come from all natural environments or not? It is a good question to consider, because people have a right to know where their food is coming from and how it is processed. Throughout the Food Inc movie, it shows the animals growing environments and also explains….
The movie, Food Inc., again, I was not surprised by most of the information that was presented. Most of our food is pumped with antibiotics causing naturally bacteria to become resistant or has been genetically modified by major corporations. It was constantly preached at my undergraduate college to be “green” in all aspects of life, buy local, eat organic, recycle and so on. So, it was this was not a shock.
While, I was watching the Food Inc., I did find it interesting the interaction….