Despite emphasizing the gloom and doom of our country's dependence on a select group of multi-national corporations that monopolize our food industry, the documentary ultimately has a hopeful message: Pay attention to the food you eat, buy locally grown food, support independent farmers, make more meals as a family, and eat less (much, much less) at fast-food restaurants. | Rated PG by the MPAA,this film contains some unpleasant footage of animal abuse,as well as a rude word,or two. Moving, earnest documentary on global warming. There have been many documentaries to hit the scene in the past few years that have impacted its audiences in one way or another.

You couldn't eat enough corn kernels in a day to equal the number of calories in a bag of corn chips. There is an epidemic of food borne illness,due to cattle being exposed to over use of steroids to make them grow fatter, faster (and this also includes chickens,pigs,etc. This review doesn't read one thing like a movie review. FAQ If this offends you, try to do something about it. The likes of Eric Schlosser (author of 'Fast Food Nation',which was made into a semi fictional film a few years back)is featured in interviews,along with Michael Pollan. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free.

Browse titles with similar subject matter. Much to my surprise,there is little discussion of the mad cow disease epidemic (or,BSE)from a few years back (only a passing reference). I saw this when I was 9 and have been vegan ever since. How Technology Is Reshaping Democracy and Our Lives, Participate in DigCit Week with your kid by using curated activities from Wide Open School, Online Playdates, Game Nights, and Other Ways to Socialize at a Distance, Keeping Kids Motivated for Online Learning, Set limits for violence and more with Plus, 5 Tips to Make Family Movie Night a Success. The segments showing the animals can be terrifying, and the one about the working-class family that eats fast food because it's so much cheaper than healthier options is heartbreaking. ),not to mention GMO corn,grains,etc. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. This film explores how food is grown, and the concerns that people have, such as the e-coli outbreak that seems to happen every year. Much of what is in the film is not really new, but the entire segment on corn was really an eye opener. If you are the mother of two-year-old Kevin Kowalcyk who died in 2001 after eating a hamburger contaminated with E. Coli, however, statistics do not tell the story of crushing personal loss. That's true even if you're eating the beef at a pricey steakhouse. Join now. Ready to eat? Food labels depict an idyllic pastoral image of American farming. One of the film's most compelling 'stars' was a mother whose toddler died of E. coli infection after eating some hamburgers. Common Sense and other associated names and logos are trademarks of Common Sense Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (FEIN: 41-2024986).