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Food, Inc. sticks to the script 

Because Food, Inc. is happy to spin such a narrow yarn, I can’t recommend it.

Food, Inc. tells a story we all love to hear: The path to edible salvation lies not in the industrial food chain that supports the abundance and reliability of grocery stores, but in the toil and labour of the small local and organic farmers’ market mainstay, regardless of the limits of their bounty. It’s a simple, safe script that doesn’t allow for much complexity or depth in its argument. It’s old news if you’ve already read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma (Pollan appears in the film, as does Fast Food Nation’s Eric Schlosser). Because Food, Inc. is happy to spin us such a narrow yarn, I can’t recommend it. There must be another side to this simplistic tale, and Food, Inc. only makes me curious to hear it.

Food, Inc.
Rated PG (MPAA) · 93 min. · 2009
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Director: Robert Kenner
Writer: Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein and Kim Roberts
Producer: Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
Cast: Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards, Carole Morison, Michael Pollan, Troy Roush, Larry Johnson, Allen Trenkle, Patricia Buck and Barbara Kowalyck


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