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.
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.
- Deleted Scenes Celebrity Public Service Announcements
- 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/