"Food, Inc." was released in 2008, immediately garnering much critical acclaim. The documentary explores different facets of modern American food production, likening the process not to traditional farming, but to a factory assembly line. The film calls multinational corporations to task for detrimental activities like homogenizing crop diversity and spurring a health crisis of epidemic proportions. The film thoroughly details the negative effects experienced by the end consumer, the workers and the animals involved in the never-ending cycle.
From subsidized corn to food contamination and corporate corruption to concerted greed, "Food, Inc." delivers a frightening reality check about the food that goes on our dinner plates each day. But on the next page, we'll lighten things up with a little gourmet goodness.