Food, Inc. Feeds the Brain
Documentary explores US food production
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2009 10:10 AM CDT
From left, director Robert Kenner, Berkeley professor and author Michael Pollan, TV personality Ted Allen, and chef Rocco Di Spirito attend a screening of "Food, Inc." in New York on June 9, 2009.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) Food, Inc., which opens today in limited release, is a super documentary that's good for you—unlike the profit-driven food-production practices it exposes. Director Robert Kenner highlights and expands on work by authors Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation).

  • David Edelstein, New York: "The sheer scale of the movie is mind-blowing—it touches on every aspect of modern life."

  • Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: "A big-picture vision of conglomerate duplicity and control, Food, Inc. is hard to shake because days after you've seen it, you may find yourself eating something and you'll realize that you have virtually no idea what it actually is."
  • Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: "An essential, indelible documentary that is scarier than anything in the last five Saw horror shows."