We all like to eat, but where does our food actually come from? Since the 1950s, the fast food industry has grown exponentially and that has had consequences on the production of food. Consequences that are more disturbing than you would think…
Sound and Vision:
Food Inc is a documentary that mostly consists of interviews with people working in the US food industry and is shot with pretty standard techniques. Also there’s quite some archive footage present so don’t expect to be blown away by the image or sound quality but that’s not something you would expect from a release like this anyway. Unless it’s a nature documentary of course…
Food, Inc. gives a disturbing view on how food is being produced in the US and how things evolved over the last sixty years since the fast food industry (it’s the fault of McDonald’s!) became popular.
Beware, this documentary isn’t for the faint at heart. You get to see the circumstances in which chicken are being raised and slaughtered and how cows are packed together and forced to stand in heaps of their own shit. How shocking such images may be, however, the fact that one of the main substances in just about everything we eat seems to be corn is even worse. If you want to know why, then just go out and buy this DVD. I can’t promise that you’ll feel hungry afterwards though…