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FOOD, INC.

USA, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Documentaries)

Director: Robert Kenner

FOOD, INC.

"Does for the supermarket what Jaws did for the beach." - Variety

Robert Kenner unravels the spinning of a pastoral lie, where agrarian fantasies presented on product packaging, like docile cows and green meadows, are nothing more than that - fantasies. According to Food, Inc., the average American supermarket now stocks 47,000 products, all of which are no longer seasonally dependent and miraculously stay fresh.

Featuring interviews with experts and forward-thinking entrepreneurs, this film dishes up surprising - and shocking - truths about what we eat, how it's produced, what we've become and where we're going from here.

“The industry doesn't want you to know the truth about what you're eating - because if you knew, you might not want to eat it.” - Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

D Robert Kenner P Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein WS Fortissimo Films TD HDCAM/2008

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