Documentary Analysis: Food Inc.

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Food Inc. is a documentary film about examining the industrial production of vegetables, meat, and grains in America. The documentary concludes that the food industry is environmentally and economically untenable. There are a few companies that are in control of consumers’ health, farmers, and their safety control the food industry. Nowadays, chicken is getting bigger and there are no seasons for fruits and vegetables in the supermarkets. The new type of farming is possibly good or bad such as E. coli or obesity. When it comes to the food industry advertisements, they potentially could have incorrect information. In my opinion, the Food Inc. did a good job at examining the side of the food industry that has been hidden from people. People…show more content…
The film reveals that companies do not care about the environment, animals, and consumers – they only care about the profit. It starts out with the filmmakers’ argument about the negative impact the food industry has on animals. It shows chickens and cows being mistreated and used in inhumane practices. In the film, it was mentioned that it is “not farming anymore, it’s just mass production” (Kenner, Food Inc.). For example, chickens are genetically modified to be larger since most of consumers prefer white meat. Most companies inject hormones into the animals to increase their growth rate, which might decrease their life span. So as the growth rate increases, the reproduction rate increases; but the problem is since the chickens are growing at a fast rate, their bodies will not be able to handle the rapid growth. In the film, it shows how consumers are affected by the food industry. Corn is used to feed livestock instead of wheat or grass, but it has its consequences. Most processed foods today contain corn-based syrup. Corn is widely used because it is easy to grow, grows more, and it is cheap. Since there is an over abundance of food that contains corn-based syrup, it fundamentally provides an overdose of nutrition in corn. Overdosing on corn products produces immunity to some antibiotics and could lead to an increase in

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