“Isaiah prophesied a time when people will routinely live well past 100 years of age. (Isa. 65:20) Scientists working in the fields of gerontology (aging) and thanatology (dying) now speculate that humans are capable of fulfilling Isaiah’s prophesy: that humans could very well live beyond 120, 150 and even 180 years-of-age. And while the last century saw an incredible increase in longevity, progress has now slowed to a crawl and even gone back wards among some demographics. Why the ceiling? The food that we’re eating is one of the biggest culprits. This amazing documentary, one of my favorites, demonstrates how greed on the part of industry, factory farms and politicians – coupled with the average American’s ignorance, laziness and taste for “happy food” – is causing disease and premature death.” Eric Holmberg, The Apologetics Group
For 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.
The filmmaker takes his camera into slaughterhouses and factory farms where chickens grow too fast to walk properly, cows eat feed pumped with toxic chemicals, and illegal immigrants risk life and limb to bring these products to market at an affordable cost. If eco-docs tends to preach to the converted, Kenner presents his findings in such an engaging fashion that Food, Inc. may well reach the very viewers who could benefit from it the most: harried workers who don’t have the time or income to read every book and eat non-genetically modified produce every day.
- Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Subtitles: Spanish
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: November 3, 2009
- Run Time: 91 minutes