Food, Inc.

2008

Action / Documentary

76
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 96%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 86%
IMDb Rating 7.8 10 46952

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Director

Cast

Oprah Winfrey as Herself
720p.BLU
548.23 MB
1280*720
English
PG
23.976 fps
1hr 34 min
P/S 1 / 26

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by okissinger 9 / 10

Most truthful depiction of the food industry

I saw the documentary "Earthlings" quite a few years ago. Probably a decade ago. It made me a vegetarian for a few years (3 or 4, until I gave it up). I really don't care as much about the animals as I do my own health. That is why I think "Food, Inc" is a better film about animals and food than "Earthlings". Food Inc examines not only animals, but crops, the farming industry, legal battles, and much more. The most powerful scene is when a farmer inserts his hand into one of the stomachs of his cows, and shows us the bubbling e-coli bacteria it harbors. Just as I never eat pork because of my own disgust for the foul animal, I anticipate I will be eating much less beef, if any at all. The chickens look tasty enough though, even if they are pumped with steroids.

Reviewed by latinfineart 9 / 10

A tremendous effort, on a hugely important topic

This is a stunning film. Though I was peripherally aware of some of the details, the lurid examples they brought forth, of the horrific practices of truly unpatriotic and nasty companies like Monsanto, were terrifying. They are taking it upon themselves, to bring down the nation, for the sake of profit. No conscience. No morality. No ethics. Going after hard working farmers, who threaten their profits, by doing what they have been doing for generations.

The beef industry was no less guilty. If you have never considered either giving up, or cutting down on your meat consumption, this film will make you think twice. Never mind the fact that the monetary value of the carbon emissions produced by the average cheeseburger might range from 15 cents (the official government rate), to 24 cents (conservative independent sources) and $1.20 (high independent). The average of these three estimates comes out to 53 cents per burger.

From the water and grain needed to feed livestock to the emissions created by huge herds of cattle, farming animals has a massive negative impact on the environment as a whole. Desertification, soil erosion, contaminated groundwater, and greenhouse gas emissions are just a few of the effects caused by raising animals for food. A film like this really makes one examine their lifestyle. For a long time, I have been saying I would not be willing to consume an animal I would not be willing to slaughter myself. I could see myself killing a chicken, or a fish. Not a cow, or a pig. Just think about it. This movie sure made me want to reflect on all of this.

Reviewed by kz917-1 6 / 10

Unappetizing Look at the Food Industry

Food Inc is a food documentary about the unsavory side of the food industry. One of the best quotes is the farmer that supplies pork for Chipotle about letting pigs be pigs and chickens be chickens. Not meant to be funny, but pretty hysterical! Something that everyone should see and a reminder that you vote about where your food comes from three times a day. Buy local, buy from farmers you know. We can all do it if we choose to.

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