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« Topic Start: February 24, 2010, 03:11:21 pm »

Title: Food, Inc
Rating: PG
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2009
Region: 1
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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.


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Amazon.com Review: For most Americans, the ideal meal is fast, cheap, and tasty. Food, Inc. examines the costs of putting value and convenience over nutrition and environmental impact. Director Robert Kenner explores the subject from all angles, talking to authors, advocates, farmers, and CEOs, like co-producer Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma), Gary Hirschberg (Stonyfield Farms), and Barbara Kowalcyk, who's been lobbying for more rigorous standards since E. coli claimed the life of her two-year-old son. The filmmaker takes his camera into slaughterhouses and factory farms where chickens grow too fast to walk properly, cows eat feed pumped with toxic chemicals, and illegal immigrants risk life and limb to bring these products to market at an affordable cost. If eco-docs tends to preach to the converted, Kenner presents his findings in such an engaging fashion that Food, Inc. may well reach the very viewers who could benefit from it the most: harried workers who don't have the time or income to read every book and eat non-genetically modified produce every day. Though he covers some of the same ground as Super-Size Me and King Korn, Food Inc. presents a broader picture of the problem, and if Kenner takes an understandably tough stance on particular politicians and corporations, he's just as quick to praise those who are trying to be responsible--even Wal-Mart, which now carries organic products. That development may have more to do with economics than empathy, but the consumer still benefits, and every little bit counts. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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« Reply #1: February 24, 2010, 07:57:11 pm »



The movie by itself makes a serious impact - but the extra features add more.  I definitely felt the aggravation of the farmers and seed cleaner who were being blacklisted and/or sued by Monsanto because pollen from Monsanto-patented soybeans cross-pollinated their crops.  And the seed-cleaner was making it possible for farmers to use seeds other than Monsanto - that was his only crime!

 
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« Reply #2: February 24, 2010, 08:25:25 pm »

The movie by itself makes a serious impact - but the extra features add more.  I definitely felt the aggravation of the farmers and seed cleaner who were being blacklisted and/or sued by Monsanto because pollen from Monsanto-patented soybeans cross-pollinated their crops.  And the seed-cleaner was making it possible for farmers to use seeds other than Monsanto - that was his only crime!

 

I'm sorry, the courts got it wrong on that one, the farmers should have been able to sue Monsanto for contaminating his crops, not what actually happened. Monsanto should have been paying damages out the wazoo to them.
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« Reply #3: February 25, 2010, 10:26:56 am »

I'm sorry, the courts got it wrong on that one, the farmers should have been able to sue Monsanto for contaminating his crops, not what actually happened. Monsanto should have been paying damages out the wazoo to them.

Should have, yeah.  But Monsanto can hire more and bigger sharks.  Justice doesn't enter into the equation. Angry

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« Reply #4: February 25, 2010, 01:07:22 pm »

I haven't seen this, but I see it on Netflix all the time and have avoided watching it because I know it will make me reallllly angry! Sad
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« Reply #5: February 25, 2010, 02:20:31 pm »

I haven't seen this, but I see it on Netflix all the time and have avoided watching it because I know it will make me reallllly angry! Sad


I completely understand what you're saying. I saw it and it enraged me to no end.

It also made it pretty hard for me to even look at meat for a while and even now I've cut so far down I might as well take the last leap and be a vegetarian. It is worth watching though.
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« Reply #6: February 25, 2010, 10:16:51 pm »

Should have, yeah.  But Monsanto can hire more and bigger sharks.  Justice doesn't enter into the equation. Angry



Having the judge say it was an honor to be in the courtroom with Monsanto should have been grounds enough to have the judge replaced.
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« Reply #7: January 28, 2011, 06:54:56 pm »

Having the judge say it was an honor to be in the courtroom with Monsanto should have been grounds enough to have the judge replaced.

^THIS

I'll be honest I adore documentaries, and this one did its job very very well, I was infuriated.
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« Reply #8: January 28, 2011, 07:13:04 pm »

I haven't seen this, but I see it on Netflix all the time and have avoided watching it because I know it will make me reallllly angry! Sad

Yes, it will definitely make you angry. I recommend it to everyone and they always say that they'd rather just not know, which I find a bit irresponsible. I had to watch it (and a host of videos on animal cruelty and food contamination) in my chemistry class, and it really changed the way I look at food. The way the "justice" system works in these cases makes me feel kind of helpless. Even if you're totally, obviously, glaringly in the right, the side with more money and power wins. Undecided
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« Reply #9: January 28, 2011, 07:19:35 pm »

I recommend it to everyone and they always say that they'd rather just not know, which I find a bit irresponsible.

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« Reply #10: January 28, 2011, 07:20:25 pm »

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lol, ahh, I so wish that wasn't only a joke...
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« Reply #11: January 28, 2011, 07:21:13 pm »

lol, ahh, I so wish that wasn't only a joke...

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« Reply #12: January 28, 2011, 07:24:47 pm »

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http://www.amazon.com/Our-Daily-Bread-n/dp/B001N3R8WG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1296260406&sr=1-1

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Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming. To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film looks without commenting in the places where food is produced: monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds a cool, industrial environment which leaves little space for individualism. People, animals, crops and machines play a supporting role in the logistics of this system which provides our society s standard of living. OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.
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Added to my Netflix queue, thanks!

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« Reply #14: January 28, 2011, 07:31:04 pm »

Our Daily Bread.

Curses it's not available on instant XD I shall note the name and hunt further Smiley
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