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Food Inc. - The Movie

Updated on November 22, 2014

Food Ink Movie

Have you heard about Food Inc. yet? It is a must see documentary by Robert Kenner that talks about the food industry and what is really going on.

I watched it for the first time a few years ago and I gotta tell you I will never ever look at food the same way. It is such an eye opener. It helped to answer a lot of concerns that I have about food.

For one thing, I have been concerned about the obesity problem that we have here in the US? And I worry that the additives in food are not good for my family and it concerns me that there are so many genetic engineered foods on the market.


Food, Inc

Food Ink Opened My Eyes

Food Ink really opened my eyes in the area of fast foods especially and how the food industry really turns its eyes to health. Sadly it really is about money. This movie answered all of my questions and concerns about food.

I think this is a movie that every person needs to watch because if you trust that the government and food industry is going to ensure our food will not make us sick in the long run, you are wrong. We need to educate ourselves in what we eat.

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Fed Up

Fed Up Documentary

This Fed Up documentary is another great movie that really touches the concerns that many people have about the food that we eat. I would suggest this movie to anyone who is worried about their health.

There is a lot going on with food that the average person isn't aware of. There are lots of things that the food industry covers up and our government really isn't doing enough to make things better. The most important thing I got from this movie is that processed food is the main cause to many illnesses.

Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives Documentary

Even though we are one of the riches and most prosperous countries is the world we are the most unhealthy. And the reason is because we eat unhealthy and processed food.

The Forks over knives documentary claim that folks can reverse and prevent many health issues by removing meat and processed food from their diet. They often claim that by adopting a healthy lifestyle consisting of whole foods and vegetables and fruit you may even be able to reduce medications as well and eliminate them all together.

The main idea is that not only is food the main cause of illnesses but healthy food may very well be the medicine.

What are your thoughts about the food industry? Put your comments here.

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      Bartukas 4 years ago

      Great movie i liked it

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      Gardener Don 4 years ago

      @cleanearth: In an ideal world "growing a bit of food in our gardens" makes sense, but try telling that to an inner city kid living in a project's high rises, or a family in an apartment in Tokyo. No, those people want affordable food, and I think it's irresponsible of us to assert that everything needs to be "organic" or GMO free - when the indisputable facts are these methods will not feed the world.

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      cleanearth 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing. Very important information, I am going to have to watch that documentary. Another one that is informative which I have watched is "The World According to Monsanto". We should all start growing a bit of food in our gardens or make a habit to only buy organic! Or if you know a local farmer, make a deal with them, I have a friend who is a farmer and we are talking of doing this for the summer so I would buy veggies from only him and not supermarkets

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      honeymishi07 4 years ago

      The nutritional quality of foods sold as health foods isn't necessarily superior. In fact, the unregulated term health food is technically a misnomer. Always check the Nutrition Facts and ingredient list to compare foods.

      Great lens, very informative. :)

      Also check out my lens: http://www.squidoo.com/food-for-healthy-teeth

      Thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      That is literally discusts me how we operate in our country and inhumane I am thinking about how the animals are treated its not natural it is gross and unmeaningful stop these people because we are the people its up to us to change our society and how we live consiously....Its and effort much needed now...

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      andrew69 5 years ago

      It is really sad to see that most food we pay money for are actually making us unhealthy.

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      myamya 5 years ago

      Nice info here, well done!

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      I'm very passionate about the subject. I've yet to see this film but from the trailer I don't believe I'll be surprised by much of it. It's the truth and it's frightening.

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      PaulWinter 5 years ago

      I watch this film and was appalled. Fortunately things aren't as bad here in the UK, but there is nothing to say we won't go the same way as the America

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      TakaKumi 5 years ago

      it really makes me sick

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      Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

      I watched the Food Inc movie recently, it was incredibly informative, I learned so much I didn't know!

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      Jack-in-the-Box 5 years ago

      I have seen Food Inc and I thought it was a real eye-opener. I stopped eating meat that day and haven't had any for over 2 months.

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      This is an incredibly eye-opening documentary!

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      ChrissLJ 5 years ago

      After seeing any of the recent food documentaries, it's a wonder that everyone hasn't become vegan.

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      glowchick 5 years ago

      i did see Food Inc. and I agree it is a must see~ thanks for sharing :)

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I watched this documentary last night. I knew it would change my food purchasing and eating habits. How did we get to a point where we have allowed such inhumane treatment to both animals and farmers? Add to that the moral bankruptcy of doing very little despite knowing that children and others are dying as a result of unsafe food production and processing practices. Shame on all of us if we fail to demand changes and stand behind that conviction with the power of our dollars and our spending habits.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens. Very informative.

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      hsschulte 5 years ago

      Everyone should see this movie. It's shocking what's happening to our food without public awareness.

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      termit_bronx 5 years ago

      I watched the movie and it shocked me. I think local farmers should really be the best option and local grocery stores should buy foods from them, Horrible, simply horrible what they are doing with the food we're eating..

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      Bill 6 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      It depends on what you call the "food industry"! The "real" food industry in my opinion is the local organic farmers market industry which is awesome and becoming very popular once more. People are getting wise to the fact that it is the only real food. The other mainstream food industry is just an evil money grabbing corporate industry with no real food or desire to make us healthy.

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      betsuzlap 6 years ago

      Great lens Wendy! My boyfriend and I saw this movie, and I gotta tell ya, it just confirmed what we suspected all along. We buy all organic, hormone free and free range meat all the time.

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      andreaberrios lm 6 years ago

      I saw this movie and I was so angry and disgusted at the same time. This is a great lens!

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      LoveHeartsXoXo 6 years ago

      Eye opening movie! Great Lens!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Hello, Wendy, nice to find one of you fine lenses. Hope to see you soon on squidoo or redgage (it's a small world, isn't it, huh?). All the best:)

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      Well done movie...some parts tough to watch, but an important film, everyone should know about the food industry, so they can make better choices. **angel blessed**

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      poutine 6 years ago

      I haven't seen this movie yet but I'm putting it on my list right now.

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      This movie changed the way I look at food forever. I have a movie review on Squidoo too with a little different spin...great minds think alike :)

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      danielpike2 6 years ago

      Food Inc. really is an eye opening movie. Another great one is called Fresh. It has more of a positive slant, and they both feature the best farmer in the world, Joel Salatin!

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      eclecticeducati1 6 years ago

      I still need to see this movie. I have it on order at the library. Should be informative. Great lens.

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      I've seen this movie and highly recommend it. Great lens.

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      thesuccess2 6 years ago

      For the food industry health is just something they ask their marketing department to find some positive angle on their products.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love this movie. It had a big impact on me and my kids. We also got the book by Michael Pollan, "The Omnivore's Dilemma." I highly recommend it. He has a version for kids that is less graphic.

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      Mastershay 7 years ago

      My eyes were really opened by this documentary. It was amazing to see just what our food goes through and it is disturbing to say the least! And the cool thing is that you can watch it for free on hulu.com.

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      lemonsqueezy lm 7 years ago

      Did you watch the movie? I didn't but I'm reading the book now. I'm also reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma" as well. This is some crazy information that we are getting from these folks.

      p.s. I am actually reading the "youth edition" of the Omnivore's Dilemma. After reading many reviews I figured that it was all I would need to get the basic information that I am looking for.

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      jumesbond lm 7 years ago

      This was a great movie - I would also recommend the documentary "The World According to Monsanto". It goes more in depth than Food Inc. and is even more horrifying. Very informative though. (Monsanto are the GMO soy people).

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      betsuzlap 7 years ago

      I watched this movie with my boyfriend under his recommendation. It was an eye opening experience for me. I knew that the food companies were this way to some degree but ,didn't know how bad. I agree with LotusPetalYoga, I think everyone should see this documentary.

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      Eliza Rayner 7 years ago from Boulder, Colorado

      This is an excellent documentary that everyone should see. Thanks for spreading the word.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      I haven't seen Food Inc. yet. It's on my list.

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      Obscure_Treasures 7 years ago

      Just about as satisfying a meal as can be invented...

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      WritingforYourW 7 years ago

      I've started growing lots of my own veggies, and I've planted many fruit trees. The govt's in bed with Monsanto and the other giants, and I don't trust any of 'em as far as a cow could kick them.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      put it on hulu so we can watch please

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      It is up to the people to learn about the food they eat and where it comes from and how food is handled. I think when I think about it the information seems like its barley coming out.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      It is up to the people to learn about the food they eat and where it comes from and how food is handled. I think when I think about it the information seems like its barley coming out.

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      Interesting! I have heard about Food Inc. but I have not read the book yet. Might as well grab a copy now because I'm very much intrigue. 5*

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      HenryE LM 7 years ago

      Very interesting! I've recently read the book The Omnivore's Dilemma and it talks a lot about this. The food systems is very corrupt and need to be reformed.

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Excellent job, Squid Angel blessed!

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      Sensitive Fern 8 years ago

      There is such a stink (pun intended) about smoking in the US but nobody is talking about how junk food and soda is killing people, too, with heart disease and adult onset diabetes. Or that it's just as addictive. None of us NEEDS 75% of the crap that's on our grocery shelves. Do you ever go to the grocery store and are sickened by the resources wasted?

      I live in the middle of farm country. I have friends who are farmers and grew up with farm kids. I don't think most of them are thinking about any of this. They would grow organic if they could afford to. The government makes it hard. But...if we would all stop eating corn syrup it might break the corporate farms and we could go back to the small farms that could find ways to grow organic. Farmers will do what's right if a) there's a way to make a living at it and b) they have the education and support in setting it up

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      capriliz lm 8 years ago

      This movie is definitely thought provoking. It is scary information.

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      DAD1104 8 years ago

      Well, it was the sinclair lewis book (the jungle)in 1906 that forced the fda to look at butcher houses in chicago; and we still, more than 100 years later, haver a problem with meat...food.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Don't underestimate this problem. It is not just the fast food companies, it is the Standard American DIEt, (SAD) that is killing us, literally and the Intl Bankers are funding the faux food industry. The bottom line is profits, not nutrition. They profit handsomely, to the tune of $10 Million/hr to "Treat" diabetes, a disease that results directly from consuming the SAD diet. Read, "Bankers Are Subsidizing Killer Food to the Poor!" http://tw6.us/Zk

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      motorpurrr 8 years ago

      ooo! We have been talking about this stuff on twitter and how our food keeps the drug companies happy, I will pass this to them.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I agree with everyone that this is scary. Too bad we have to eat. :)

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I'm afraid to watch! I've had many reactions to different foods & additives. One of the worst ones was to Splenda. Now I only use real sugar, lol! :)

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      SylvianeNuccio1 8 years ago

      Yep scary I'm not sure I want to know it all :)

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      This is scary - I really would love to see this