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Food, Inc. ()


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An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 19 nominations.
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Cast

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Himself - Author, 'Fast Food Nation'
Richard Lobb ...
Himself - National Chicken Council
Vince Edwards ...
Himself - Tyson Grower
Carole Morison ...
Herself - Perdue Grower
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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
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
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Maurice McDonald ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Richard McDonald ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Herself (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Robert Kenner

Written by

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Robert Kenner ... (writer) &
Elise Pearlstein ... (writer) &
Kim Roberts ... (writer)

Produced by

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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

Music by

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Mark Adler

Cinematography by

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Richard Pearce ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Kim Roberts

Editorial Department

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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

Production Management

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Bill Newcomb ... post production supervisor
Melissa Robledo ... post production supervisor

Art Department

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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

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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
Glenn Oyabe ... sound designer (uncredited)
Bruce Perlman ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Ryan Young ... dialogue editor (uncredited)

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Eric Epstein ... motion graphics artist: Bigstar (uncredited)
Nadia Husain ... visual effects artist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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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

Music Department

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Nico Abondolo ... bass
Mark Adler ... keyboards / music orchestrated and conducted by / 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 / 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
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

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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
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
Rick Schirmer ... social marketing (uncredited)

Thanks

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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
Leonard Feinstein ... special thanks (as Lenny Feinstein)
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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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The current method of raw food production is largely a response to the growth of the fast food industry since the 1950s. The production of food overall has more drastically changed since that time than the several thousand years prior. Controlled primarily by a handful of multinational corporations, the global food production business - with an emphasis on the business - has as its unwritten goals production of large quantities of food at low direct inputs (most often subsidized) resulting in enormous profits, which in turn results in greater control of the global supply of food sources within these few companies. Health and safety (of the food itself, of the animals produced themselves, of the workers on the assembly lines, and of the consumers actually eating the food) are often overlooked by the companies, and are often overlooked by government in an effort to provide cheap food regardless of these negative consequences. Many of the changes are based on advancements in science and technology, but often have negative side effects.The products made have been shown in several studies to enlarge male sexual organs and increase male breast size. The answer that the companies have come up with is to throw more science at the problems to bandage the issues but not the root causes. The global food supply may be in crisis with lack of biodiversity, but can be changed on the demand side of the equation. Written by Huggo

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Taglines You'll never look at dinner the same way again See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • P.O.V. Food, Inc. episode #23.1 (United States)
  • Food, Inc. - Was essen wir wirklich? (Germany)
  • Корпорация 'Еда' (Russia)
  • Les alimenteurs (Canada, French title)
  • Храна ООД (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $60,513, 14 Jun 2009

Did You Know?

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Trivia On the Region 1 DVD packaging, the UPC bar-code on the cow is different from the one shown on the theatrical poster. The poster bar-code is 4-73762-52481-6-(18). The bar-code on the Region 1 DVD packaging is the same as the DVD's actual product bar-code on the back cover: 8-76964-00216-5. As of 2017, he bar-code used on the poster is not an active code. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Tim Raue und Dave Arnold (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Sunny L.A. See more »
Quotes Michael Pollan: There are no seasons in the American supermarket. Now there are tomatoes all year round, grown halfway around the world, picked when it was green, and ripened with ethylene gas. Although it looks like a tomato, it's kind of a notional tomato. I mean, it's the idea of a tomato.
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