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Food, Inc. A Robert Kenner Film

Premiere Date: April 21, 2010

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Lesson Plan

Studying the Issues in Food, Inc.

The following lesson plans utilizes the film Food, Inc., a documentary that examines food in the United States and the industry that produces it.

These lesson plans comprise a unit that uses film as a learning tool in the subject areas of Economics, Civics, Current Events, U.S. History, Health and Language Arts, and are written for grades 6-12.

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Lesson #1: Evaluating Information on Food Labels
In this lesson, students can use these materials to explore what consumers should be able to learn about food from Nutrition Facts panels.



Food, Inc.: Lesson Plan 2

Lesson #2: U.S. Agricultural Subsidies and Nutrition
Classrooms can use this lesson plan to investigate how agricultural subsidies influence food choices, health and the economy.



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Lesson #3: The Impact of Genetically Modified Seeds
This lesson plan explores the benefits and controversies of using genetically modified seeds.

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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"