Food Inc Film Analysis

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Have you ever wondered how food makes it to your plate? Large factory farms acting more like an assembly line rather than actual farm play a major role in supplying the nation’s food. Only a small number of corporations control the industry giving this oligarchy complete and utter control over the manufacturing of our food. Well director Robert Kenner’s film “Food Inc” gives the viewer an inside look of the nation’s industrial production of mean, crops, and reveals the shocking practices of the large corporations that run this multi-billion dollar industry. Kenner’s film uses Burke’s theories to bring attention of the unsafe practices these companies are involved in as well as the treatment of the animals and workers. The images shown to the…show more content…
I one case, “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.” (Kenner, 2008). This quote enforces the idea that our food isn’t as fresh as presented. A few words that stick out are seasons, ethylene, and notional. The idea that a particular produce is in season means it is fresh. However, in this instance it is revealed everything is in season which isn’t natural. Prompting the audience to think differently about how organic their food is. Another word that grabs the listener’s ear is Ethylene. This word is scientific and is that of a gas. Anyone who has taken a Biology class they are quick to catch on that this is used to ripen plats more quickly. This makes the listener think about how fresh their tomatoes are resulting in the viewer to reevaluate what produce they purchase. Lastly another word is notional which means; presenting an idea of a thing, in this case the idea is that of a tomato. The audience hears this and thinks differently about what they buy from the supermarket. This word evokes the listener and helps them decide if a notional tomato is right for them and their
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