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Food Inc. DVD Releases Today

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From The Team Behind An Inconvenient Truth Comes A Riveting Documentary That Pulls Back The Curtain Of The U.S. Food Industry, Available On Blu-ray Disc And DVD November 3 From Magnolia Home Entertain

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Dinner will never look the same again when the " all powerful wake-up call for consumers," (NewYorkTimes.com) Food, Inc., arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD November 3 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. "Bracing, compassionate, witty and compelling," (Time) Food, Inc. exposes the highly mechanized substructure that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of the government’s regulatory agencies, the USDA and FDA.

Using animation and graphics, Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner (The American Experience) lifts the veil on the nation’s food industry to reveal the shocking truth behind corporate 'factory farms,' which churn out genetically modified produce and meat from diseased animals, detrimentally impacting the lives of millions.  Putting profit before the health and safety of Americans, companies have utilized scientific advancements to create bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop and insecticide-resistant soybean seeds.

The unfortunate by-product of advancement results in the evolution of new, more resistant strains of the sometimes-deadly E. coli bacteria, which sickens over 73,000 Americans annually. Featuring interviews with Stonyfield Farm's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin in addition to investigative authors Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma).

Participant Media's and River Road Entertainment's Food, Inc. is an eye-opening expose reminiscent of Super Size Me. Detailing how corporate food monopolies influence government regulations, the “smart and expertly shot” (Los Angeles Times) documentary also addresses the nation-wide epidemics of obesity and diabetes, which have drastically escalated over recent decades as a result of the lack of proper nutrition due to the consumption of poor quality food.

Participant Media partnered with 20 non-profit and social sector organizations to bring awareness to the film and the issues it addresses through a substantial cause marketing and social action campaign. The partnerships with groups including the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention will continue beyond the DVD’s release.

Synopsis

Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat, how it’s produced and who we have become as a nation.

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes Celebrity Public Service Announcements 
  • Resources 
  • ABC News Nightline 
  • “You Are What You Eat”: Food With Integrity 
  • "The Amazing Food Detective" and "Snacktown Smackdown": Stay Active and Eat Health


For more information about the movie, including a the trailer, visit the official Food, Inc. site at http://www.foodincmovie.com/



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By TonyBerkman on November 02, 2009 at 10:07 pm

It's rather frightening to imagine what is in our food supply.  There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that seems to indicate that the foods we eat and assume to be healthy or us are causing an increase in per capita rates of cancer, diabetes and other diseases.   The height and size increase of kids compared to a decade ago seems remarkable and likely to be connected to the amount of steroids we consuming in our food.

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By Angie Alaniz on November 02, 2009 at 11:42 pm

Does milk really do the body good? – Using common sense isn’t so hard here. Most women breastfeed their babies and after a few weeks or even a few months they stop. Cows and every other mammal on the planet do produce milk when they give birth, and then they also stop when their young start to grow up. Yet, we are the only species on the planet that not only drinks the milk of another species but we continue to consume it on a daily bases even after we have become adults. Why? Because it’s a multi-million dollar dairy industry, thats why. Their brilliant marketing guys have brainwash us in thinking we need milk for healthy teeth and bones. The myth of us needing cows’ milk, so we won’t shrivel up or break is hog-wash. ?Fact: - Yale researchers found that countries with the highest dairy and meat intakes also suffer the highest osteoporosis rates. Fact - Calcium also comes from leafy greens, vegetables, raw nuts and seeds, and beans. Best of all, these natural foods don’t have any hormones, steroids, or antibiotics to screw with our bodies.

Fact - Obesity, heart disease, cancer, and depression rates are at are an all-time high mostly because of what we are putting into our bodies and 95% of the time we do it without even batting an eye.

All due to great marketing and greed.

Shocking? I’d say so.

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By Lady D on November 03, 2009 at 11:20 am

Then of course there is Monsanto and genetically modified seeds. Life will prevail with or without humanity.

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By TonyBerkman on November 05, 2009 at 05:41 pm

@LadyD,  is the goal for "life" to prevail?  As a species it would seem like a shame if we have so many abilities and we destroy ourselves.  

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By Theresa H Hall on December 02, 2009 at 09:38 pm

Great article Anne. I hate thinking about how they disrespect the animals. I have tried not eating meat but that isn't the solution. We need to insist they stop doing the bad things they are doing.

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