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Food, Inc. -- An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.
Food, Inc. -- An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry and its trickle-down effects on the country's farmers and the health of its citizens.


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  (in credits order)

Eric Schlosser ... Himself - Author, 'Fast Food Nation'
Richard Lobb ... Himself - National Chicken Council
Vince Edwards ... Himself - Tyson Grower
Carole Morison ... Herself - Perdue Grower

Michael Pollan ... Himself - Author, 'The Omnivore's Dilemma'
Troy Roush ... Himself - Vice President, American Corn Growers Association
Larry Johnson ... Himself - Center for Crops Utilization Research, Iowa State University
Allen Trenkle ... Himself - Ruminant Nutrition Expert, Iowa State University
Barbara Kowalcyk ... Herself - Food Safety Advocate
Patricia Buck ... Herself - Food Safety Advocate, Barbara's Mom
Diana DeGette ... Herself - Representative, Colorado
Phil English ... Himself - Representative - Pennsylvania, Co-Sponsor of Kevin's Law
Eldon Roth ... Himself - Founder of BPI
Maria Andrea Gonzalez ... Herself - Mother
Rosa Soto ... Herself - California Center for Public Health Advocacy
Joel Salatin ... Himself - Polyface Farms Owner
Eduardo Peña ... Himself - Union Organizer
Gary Hirshberg ... Himself - CEO, Stonyfield Farm (also archive footage)
Amanda Ellis-Thurber ... Herself - Organic Farmer
Tony Airoso ... Himself - Wal-Mart's Chief Dairy Purchaser
Moe Parr ... Himself - Seed Cleaner
David Runyon ... Himself - Farmer
Stephen R. Pennell ... Himself - Moe's Lawyer
William P. Kealey ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tom Brokaw ... Himself (archive footage)
Maurice McDonald ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard McDonald ... Himself (archive footage)

Dan Rather ... Himself (archive footage)

Theodore Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage)

Oprah Winfrey ... Herself (archive footage)

Directed by
Robert Kenner 
Writing credits
Robert Kenner (writer) &
Elise Pearlstein (writer) &
Kim Roberts (writer)

Produced by
Sascha Goldhor .... associate producer
Robert Kenner .... producer
Richard Pearce .... co-producer
Elise Pearlstein .... producer
Bill Pohlad .... executive producer (as William Pohlad)
Jay Redmond .... associate producer
Melissa Robledo .... co-producer
Eric Schlosser .... co-producer
Robin Schorr .... executive producer
Jeff Skoll .... executive producer
Diane Weyermann .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Adler 
Cinematography by
Richard Pearce (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kim Roberts 
Production Management
Bill Newcomb .... post production supervisor
Melissa Robledo .... post production supervisor
Art Department
Wolf Amer .... art department: supermarket shoot
Anna Branson .... art department: supermarket shoot
William Branson .... art department: supermarket shoot
David Courtemarche .... production designer: supermarket shoot
Jory Felice .... art department: supermarket shoot
Marguerite Kenner .... art department: supermarket shoot
Kamil Korus .... art department: supermarket shoot
James Priest .... art department: supermarket shoot
Sound Department
Vince Balunas .... sound editor
Sara Bencivenga .... assistant sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound mixed by (as Gary Bourgeois)
Mario Cardenas .... sound recording
Jim Choi .... sound recording
Benjamin Clore .... sound recording (as Ben Clore)
Daniel Colman .... sound editor
Doug Dunderdale .... sound recording (as Douglas Dunderdale)
Ernesto Estrada .... sound recording (as Ernesto 'Cato' Estrada)
William Freesh .... sound mixed by (as Bill Freesh)
Claudia Katayanagi .... sound recording
Jack Levy .... supervising sound editor
Sam C. Lewis .... foley mixer (as Sam Lewis)
Doug Madick .... foley artist
Eddie O'Connor .... sound recording (as Eddie O'Conner)
Glenn Oyabe .... sound editor (as Glen Oyabe)
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Steuart Pearce .... sound recording
Fred Peck III .... mix technician (as Fred W. Peck III)
Bruce Perlman .... sound recording
Mark Petersen .... sound editor
Paul Rusnak .... sound recording
George Shafnaker .... sound recording
John Slocum .... sound recording (as John Slochum)
Susumu Tokunow .... sound recording
Bruce Perlman .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Ryan D. Young .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Eric Epstein .... motion graphics artist: Bigstar (uncredited)
Nadia Husain .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gonzalo Amat .... director of photography: supermarket shoot (as Gonzolo Amat)
Chris Baron .... additional photography
Matthew Devitt .... best boy: supermarket shoot (as Matt Devitt)
Jon Else .... additional photography
Shana Hagan .... additional photography
Don Lenzer .... additional photography
Terry McArdle .... additional photography (as Terry McAdle)
Stephen McCarthy .... additional photography
Jon Peter .... assistant camera: supermarket sequence (as Jonathan Peter)
Jay Redmond .... additional photography
Justin Sprecher .... additional photography
Rick Stribling .... key grip: supermarket shoot
Jon R. Tower .... lighting design (as Jon Tower)
Brett Wiley .... additional photography
Editorial Department
Ryan Dalley .... additional on-line editor
Vanessa Galvez .... project manager: EFILM
Brian George .... DaVinci colorist
Chris A. Peterson .... additional on-line editor
Jay Redmond .... assistant editor
Dan Wilken .... on-line editor
Music Department
Nico Abondolo .... bass
Mark Adler .... keyboards
Mark Adler .... music orchestrated and conducted by
Mark Adler .... recorded and mixed by
Jack Baran .... music supervisor
Robert Becker .... viola (as Bob Becker)
Robert Berg .... viola
Charlie Bisharat .... violin
Gary Bovyer .... clarinet
Tom Boyd .... oboe
Heather Clark .... flute
John Eidsvoog .... music preparation
Julie Eidsvoog .... music preparation
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith .... cello (as Vanessa Freebarin-Smith)
Bob Glaub .... bass
Kristine Hedewall .... violin
Janet Lakatos .... viola
Matt Laug .... drums
Sungil Lee .... violin
Jennie Leem .... violin
Lora'nd Lokustza .... violin (as Lorand Lokuszta)
Tim Loo .... cello
David Low .... cello
David Low .... contractor
Rene Mandel .... concertmaster
Peter Maunu .... guitar
Luke Maurer .... viola
Damian Montano .... bassoon (as Damion Montano)
Grace Oh .... violin
Joel Pargman .... violin
Nico Philippon .... bass
Radu Pieptea .... violin
Aminé Ramer .... music supervisor (as Amine Ramer)
Susan Rishik .... violin
Mark Robertson .... violin
Daryn Roven .... recorded and mixed by
Marc Sazar .... violin
Haim Shtrum .... violin (as Hiam Strum)
David Speltz .... cello (as Dave Speltz)
Ashoka Thiagarajan .... violin (as Ahoko Thiagarajian)
Paul Viapiano .... guitar
Aaron Walk .... assistant engineer
Yelena Yegoryan .... violin (as Yelena Yegoryian)
Michael Picton .... composer: title theme (uncredited)
Michael Ashley West .... composer assistant (uncredited)
Other crew
Singeli Agnew .... production assistant (as Singli Agnew)
Jill Armstrong .... production assistant
Derek Boonstra .... intern
Josh Braun .... distribution advisor: Submarine Entertainment
Larry Burke .... stock footage & photographs provided by: Flying Cloud Moving Pictures
Chloe Bystrom .... transcription
Karen Childs .... transcription: BAM Transcription
April Ciaccio .... production assistant
Jon Else .... stock footage & photographs provided by
Lincoln Else .... production assistant
Sascha Goldhor .... archival research
Demille Halliburton .... production insurance: DeWitt Stern Group (as DeMille Halliburton)
Frank Hildebrand .... for: River Road Entertainment
Mitch Horwits .... for: River Road Entertainment
Jeff Ivers .... other crew: for Participant Media (as Jeffrey D. Ivers)
Ana Sofia Joanes .... stock footage & photographs provided by (as Ana Joanes)
Kathy Jones .... for: Participant Media
Tess Kenner .... production assistant
Victor Kovner .... legal services provided by
Stephen La Rocque .... information technology support
Bill Mitchell .... stock footage & photographs provided by: Blue Sky Stock Footage
Chris Murdock .... production assistant
Michael Pollan .... special consultant
Ryan Pratt .... production assistant
Michael Reinarts .... for: River Road Entertainment
Melissa Robledo .... archival research
Courtney Sexton .... for: Participant Media
Jay Shepley .... production assistant
Buffy Shutt .... for: Participant Media
Ricky Strauss .... for: Participant Media
Cody Terrell .... production assistant
Michael Weinreich .... intern
Robert Wise .... legal services provided by
Deborah Zipser .... for: River Road Entertainment
Judith Belzer .... special thanks
Steve Bjerklie .... special thanks
Richard Branca .... special thanks: Sony Post Production Facilities
Scott Z. Burns .... special thanks
Mike Callicrate .... special thanks
Al Christian .... special thanks
Troy Cowen .... special thanks
Rosa DeLauro .... special thanks (as Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro)
Aloma Dew .... special thanks
Joanie Diener .... special thanks
Rick Dove .... special thanks
Margaret Drain .... special thanks
Ted Driscoll .... special thanks
Bernadine Edwards .... special thanks
Julie Eisenberg .... special thanks
Lenny Feinstein .... special thanks
Bill Freese .... special thanks: The Center for Food Safety
Kage Glanz .... special thanks
Harold Goldstein .... special thanks
Michael Hanson .... special thanks: Consumer's Union
Nathanial Johnson .... special thanks
Richard Kassabaum .... special thanks
Marguerite Kenner .... special thanks
Martin Kenner .... special thanks
Andrew Kimbrell .... special thanks: The Center for Food Safety
Fred Kirschenmann .... special thanks
Diana LaPointe .... special thanks: SonyBMG
Dale Lasater .... special thanks
Don Lenzer .... special thanks
Michael Levy .... special thanks
Richard Linklater .... special thanks
Ralph Loglisci .... special thanks: Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production
Alice Markowitz .... special thanks
Bill Marler .... special thanks: Marler Clark
Cara Mertes .... very special thanks
Kathy Murphy .... special thanks
Marion Nestle .... special thanks
Nicolas Noxon .... special thanks (as Nick Noxon)
Chris Petersen .... special thanks: Iowa Farmer's Union
Emily Rice .... special thanks
Bobby Roth .... special thanks
Mike Semple .... special thanks
Whitley Stephensen .... special thanks
Jeremy Thomas .... special thanks
Alice Waters .... special thanks
Alison Wiediger .... special thanks: Au Naturel Farm
Paul Wiediger .... special thanks: Au Naturel Farm
Charles Wilson .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"P.O.V. Food, Inc. episode #23.1" - USA (anthology series)
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Rated PG for some thematic material and disturbing images
USA:94 min | Argentina:94 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Narrator:The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000.
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46 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
stuff to know, whether you like it or not... if you like it, I don't know what to do for you, 27 June 2009
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Food, Inc is essential viewing even though it's not a great movie. Much like An Inconvenient Truth its facts and accumulation of information trumps style or overall craft. This doesn't mean that the director isn't making a bad film or doesn't have some clever visual cues and transitions or know how to combine interviews and archival footage, since he does. But it's the precious interviews he gets, and just leaving the theater knowing that American food (or just stretching worldwide) is run by four corporations and that the farming industry as is advertised as "the American Farmer" is in deep trouble.

It's separated into sections, and each one has something interesting. The one that got to me personally was the section on chickens, how they, like cows as well, are genetically engineered to get bigger a lot faster than they used to, and how the working conditions are at best hazardous and at worst untenable. We see one woman interviewed, the only one who bucked her corporate bosses, to let the cameras in to the state of the chicken coop. Even if one hasn't seen a regular chicken coop before, the state of this place, the stark and dark mis-en-scene, gives us a picture of how it is. As someone like myself who likes a good piece of chicken every now and again, it made me about as guilty as imaginable.

But perhaps that's part of the point of Food, Inc - get us informed to the point where we're scared s***less. The downside may be the reach; while Inconvenient Truth had the boost of a Vice President, the big names in this documentary are authors, one of which wrote Fast Food Nation (and, surprisingly, eats a hamburger on camera, from a diner of course, and speaks about how burger and fries are some of his favorite food to eat despite the horrors of the fast food industry). So it's difficult to say how many people will see this who don't already have some idea about the atrocious conditions in slaughterhouses, the outbreaks of E-Coli that affect countless people including little Kevin as seen in the film, and Monsanto's patent of a soybean seed that they genetically altered. Between that last part alone and a little factoid made about Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, it's no wonder one leaves the theater flabbergasted.

There is some hope the film provides, however. A Virginia farmer, who treats all of his livestock with care and feeds them right (not copious amounts of CORN, which, by the way, is practically coming out of your ears as you read this), gives a few moments to reflect on how the ideal of the American farmer, of what they can give to the community and how they can try and be reasonable with having to do the inevitable of killing living things for food. Hell, the director even has Wal-Mart's one really good moment in the documentary sun in years with its endorsement of organic products. But whatever you're own persuasion on food- be you a hardcore vegan or someone just coming from McDonalds before the movie starts- Food, Inc can make some sort of difference, if only for the information. I know I may not stop eating certain foods, but I'll never forget to give another look or a double take on what's in it- or what may not be there at all. This movie is good, valuable stuff.

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