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Food, Inc. A Robert Kenner Film

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Encore Broadcast Date: August 9, 2011

PBS Premiere: April 21, 2010


In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli — the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser ("Fast Food Nation"), Michael Pollan ("The Omnivore's Dilemma") along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Food, Inc. will be accompanied by Notes on Milk, a short variation of the 2007 feature documentary Milk in the Land: Ballad of an American Drink. Ariana Gerstein and Monteith McCollum, whose Hybrid aired on POV in 2002, take a quirky and poetic look at some lesser-known aspects of America’s favorite drink: the industry’s spiritual underpinnings, politics and the struggle of independent farmers. (120 minutes)

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Film Information

Food, Inc. (120 min.)

Premiere Date: April 21, 2010

Encore Broadcast Date: Aug. 9, 2011

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Robert Kenner Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: 2010 Broadcast | 2011 Encore Broadcast | Critical Acclaim | Peabody Award | Oscar Nomination | Emmy Nomination | Potluck Campaign | POV Awards Community Engagement Grants


Robert Kenner
Robert Kenner

The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000...”

— Michael Pollan, author of
“In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto"


Film Update

Critical Acclaim

2010 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature”

— The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

[Food, Inc.] might change your life.”

O, The Oprah magazine

Don't take another bite till you see Food, Inc., an essential, indelible documentary.”

— Peter Travers,
Rolling Stone

3 1/2 Stars”

— Roger Ebert,
Chicago Sun Times

A cleverly written and well produced documentary. Kenner crafts an intelligent, visually compelling argument grounded in old-fashioned investigative research and journalism.”

— Maria Garcia,
Film Journal International

See it. Bring your kids if you have them. Bring someone else's kids if you don't.”

— David Edelstein,
New York Magazine

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