Food Inc.

1155 WordsDec 11, 20135 Pages
Food Inc. The documentary Food inc. by Robert Kenner is a documentary about the food industry and some of the issues that have emerged with the modernization of said food industry. Robert Kenner presents his arguments in sorts of subtitle such as “The dollar menu”, and “The cornucopia” to help identify his main points. Robert Kenner also brings in some experts such as Michael Pollen and Barbara Kowalcyk, into his documentary to bring some credibility to his argument, as well as adding specific music at particular times to tug at the emotions of the viewers. In this documentary Robert Kenner not only shows what happens to those who eat the products produced by the corporate food industry but also those who help in the production.…show more content…
Kowalcyk feels everyday over the loss of her son. Robert Kenner continues to speak about the issues associated to E-coli and how it relates to the meat packing industry. Michael Pollen tells us “If you take a food lot cow and take it off its corn diet and feed it grass for five days the cow will shed eighty percent of the E-coli in its system”. He then goes on to say that this doesn’t happen but rather the companies come up with radical ways to solve the E-coli problem. One such example is the Beef Products Incorporated located in South Sioux City, Nebraska what this company does is it takes all of the meat taken from the cows and put them in these containers and cleans the meat with ammonia. This company’s meat is in seventy percent of the countries fast food. Also the company believes that within the next five years they will supply one hundred percent of the countries fast food hamburger meat. We are then given information about the meat packing industry its self, and how after 1906 after Upton Sinclair wrote “The Jungle” the meat industry was getting better, and by the 1950’s being in the meat packing industry was considered a good job. However now the way workers are being dehumanized and having to repeat one job over and over similar to a machine a job in the meat packing industry is becoming more and more dangerous. Lastly Kenner addresses a recent strain put on corn farmers by

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