Food Inc Essay

1666 Words Dec 27th, 2013 7 Pages
The Unveiling of the Food Industry Food is an essential part of our lives. We consume it every day and absolutely need it to live and thrive successfully. With something so significant to us, why should we risk the source of where our food comes from? Robert Kenner created a powerhouse documentary film called Food Inc. that gives an accurate description of the horrible realities of corporate farming by providing evidence of the harm affecting both humans and animals. Robert Kenner is a film director and producer. Kenner claims that today; food can be potentially harmful to the health of any consumer and the process of creating certain foods is detrimental to the lives of the animals and humans involved in the procedure. Kenner …show more content…
Pathos is persuasion by, in this case, clips in a video, to appeal to the emotions of the viewer. Robert Kenner displays multiple scenes representing pathos; some that are graphic, sad, or cruel. In the start of the first chapter, “Fast Food to All Food”, pathos already played a role when it came to the living conditions of the chickens in the first chapter. Since the demand for food is so high, chicken companies such as Tyson are mass-producing their chickens at such a fast rate and are being grown as food rather than animals. According to Fast Food Nation’s author, Eric Schlosser, the chickens are now being “raised and slaughtered in half the time they were fifty years ago but now they’re twice as big”. Kenner showcases this fact by providing a memorable visual of the size comparison of the chickens. Carole Morison, a Perdue grower describes the anatomy of chickens being grown in seven weeks by stating that “their bones and internal organs can’t keep up with the rapid growth”. According to Carole, the chickens could barely stand, as they would “take a few steps and just plop down because they can’t keep up with all the weight they’re carrying.” It was sad witnessing the struggle of the chickens with such a simple task as just walking.
However, the size of the chickens weren’t the only issue, the living conditions also created problems. For example, the Tyson farms were raising their chickens in horrible farmhouses. Vince Edwards, a

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