This June, there will be a major motion picture released — "Food Inc." — that claims to reveal the so-called truth about “corporate agriculture” and contemporary production practices.
The film is from Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation,” and Robert Kenner. It is billed as a "documentary."
This follows HBO's "documentary" ("Death on a Factory Farm") that aired in March and focused on a 2006 case involving an
This movie plants the seeds of doubt in the minds of American consumers – “How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?”
“Food Inc.” tells viewers that a handful of giant corporations are controlling America’s food system, and that they “don’t want you to know the truth about what you are eating.” The movie claims that these giant corporations “often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.”
The movie’s biggest target is corn, and the corn lobby. But plenty of criticism is directed at the livestock industries. “Food Inc.” is a movie you need to watch because many of our customers will, and they’ll surely have plenty of questions about the food you’re providing to their families. – Greg Henderson, Drovers editor.