Food, Inc.

2008 PG PT1H34M Blu-ray / DVD

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Food, Inc.

2008 PG PT1H34M Blu-ray / DVD
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Drawing on the nonfiction books Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore's Dilemma, director Robert Kenner's provocative, Oscar-nominated documentary looks at the food industry's detrimental effects on human health and the environment.
Format
Blu-ray DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
CC
No
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
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Reviews

age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this documentary is a hard-hitting exposé on the food industry, especially the elite group of powerful corporations behind most of the food on supermarket counters. Most teens may not be interested, even though the documentary is rated PG and educational. There are a few disturbing scenes, mostly involving over-crowded chicken/pig/cow "factory farms" and slaughterhouses. It's worth noting that none of the featured companies agreed to be interviewed for the film, which does end up making the message seem somewhat one-sided.

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

Disturbing scenes of a crowded chicken house and cattle factory, and even more disturbing scenes of various slaughterhouses that "process" chickens, pigs, and cows into poultry, pork, and beef. In one scene, a more traditional farmer and his workers slit the throats of chickens, but it's quick and not as gruesome as the slaughterhouse segments.

Language

Nothing too alarming besides "stupid" and "damn."

Social Behavior

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.

Consumerism

Several multi-national food corporations are discussed at length: Monsanto, Perdue, Smithfield, Tyson, ConAgra, and BPI in particular, as well as fast-food chains like McDonald's and Burger King and supermarkets like Walmart.Â

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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