Food, Inc.


1h 34m 2009

Brief Synopsis

The veil on our nation's food industry is lifted, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put pro

Film Details

Also Known As
Food, Inc.
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Capitol Music Group; Davis Wright Tremaine Llp; Demille Halliburton; Dewitt Stern Group; Efilm; Film Finances, Inc.; Fortissimo Films; Fortissimo Films; Participant Media; River Road Entertainment; Submarine Entertainment
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Cmc Entertainment Group; Ctv International; Deltamac Co; Dogwoof Pictures; Golden Village; Magnolia Home Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures; Rialto Films; SF Studios; Ster-Kinekor; United King Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

The veil on our nation's food industry is lifted, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli--the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually.

Crew

Nico Abondolo

Music

Mark Adler

Music Conductor

Mark Adler

Sound Recordist

Mark Adler

Music

Mark Adler

Original Music

Singli Agnew

Production Assistant

Gonzalo Amat

Cinematographer

Gonzalo Amat

Other

Wolf Amer

Art Department

Jill Armstrong

Production Assistant

Vince Balunas

Sound Editor

Jack Baran

Music Supervisor

Chris Baron

Photography

Bob Becker

Music

Sara Bencivenga

Assistant Sound Editor

Robert Berg

Music

Charlie Bisharat

Music

Derek Boonstra

Production

Gary Bourgeois

Sound Mixer

Gary Bovyer

Music

Thomas Boyd

Music

Anna Branson

Art Department

William Branson

Art Department

Josh Braun

Advisor

Patricia Buck

Other

Chloe Bystrom

Transcripts

Mario Cardenas

Sound Recordist

Karen Childs

Transcripts

Jim Choi

Sound Recordist

April Ciaccio

Production Assistant

Heather Clark

Music

Benjamin Clore

Sound Recordist

Daniel Colman

Sound Editor

David Courtemarche

Production Designer

Ryan Dalley

On-Line Editor

Diana Degette

Other

Matthew Devitt

Best Boy

Doug Dunderdale

Sound Recordist

Vince Edwards

Other

John Eidsvoog

Music

Julie Eidsvoog

Music

Jon Else

Photography

Lincoln Else

Production Assistant

Phil English

Other

Ernesto Estrada

Sound Recordist

Jory Felice

Art Department

Vanessa Freebarin-smith

Music

William Freesh

Sound Mixer

Brian George

Colorist

Bob Glaub

Music

Vanessa Glavez

Manager

Sascha Goldhor

Researcher

Sascha Goldhor

Associate Producer

Woody Guthrie

Song

Shana Hagan

Photography

Demille Halliburton

Production Insurance

Kristine Hedewall

Music

Frank Hildebrand

Executive

Gary Hirshberg

Other

Mitch Horwits

Executive

Jeff Ivers

Executive

Larry Johnson

Other

Kathy Jones

Executive

Claudia Katayanagi

Sound Recordist

William P Kealey

Other

Marguerite Kenner

Art Department

Robert Kenner

Producer

Robert Kenner

Screenplay

Tess Kenner

Production Assistant

Kamil Korus

Art Department

Victor Kovner

Legal Services

Barbara Kowalyck

Other

Janet Lakatos

Music

Matt Laug

Music

Sungil Lee

Music

Jennie Leem

Music

Don Lenzer

Photography

Jack Levy

Supervising Sound Editor

Sam Lewis

Foley Mixer

Richard Lobb

Other

Lora'nd Lokustza

Music

Timothy Loo

Music

David Low

Music Contractor

Doug Madick

Foley Artist

Rene Mandel

Music

Peter Maunu

Music

Luke Maurer

Music

Terry Mcadle

Photography

Stephen Mccarthy

Photography

Damian Montano

Music

Carole Morison

Other

Chris Murdock

Production Assistant

Bill Newcomb

Post-Production Supervisor

Eddie O'conner

Sound Recordist

Grace Oh

Music

Glenn E Oyabe

Sound Editor

Joel Pargman

Music

Moe Parr

Other

Rick Partlow

Foley Artist

Richard Pearce

Other

Richard Pearce

Coproducer

Richard Pearce

Cinematographer

Richard Pearce

Coproducer

Steuart Pearce

Sound Recordist

Elise Pearlstein

Screenplay

Elise Pearlstein

Producer

Fred W Peck

Sound Department

Eduardo Pena

Other

Stephen R Pennell

Other

Bruce Perlman

Sound Recordist

Jon Peter

Assistant Camera

Chris A. Peterson

On-Line Editor

Mark Peterson

Sound Editor

Nancy Peterson

Song

Nicolas Philippon

Music

Radu Pieptea

Music

Bill Pohlad

Executive Producer

Michael Pollan

Consultant

Michael Pollan

Other

Ryan Pratt

Production Assistant

Jim Priest

Art Department

Amine Ramer

Music Supervisor

Jay Redmond

Associate Producer

Jay Redmond

Assistant Editor

Jay Redmond

Photography

Michael Reinarts

Executive

Susan Rishik

Music

Kim Roberts

Screenplay

Kim Roberts

Editor

Kim Roberts

Screenplay

Mark Robertson

Music

Mark Robertson

Music

Melissa Robledo

Coproducer

Melissa Robledo

Researcher

Melissa Robledo

Post-Production Supervisor

Stephen La Rocque

Software Engineer

Eldon Roth

Other

Troy Roush

Other

Daryn Roven

Music

David Runyon

Other

Paul Rusnak

Sound Recordist

Joel Salatin

Other

Marc Sazer

Music

Eric Schlosser

Coproducer

Eric Schlosser

Other

Robin Schorr

Executive Producer

Courtney Sexton

Executive

George Shafnacker

Sound Recordist

Jay Shepley

Production Assistant

Buffy Shutt

Executive

Jeff Skoll

Executive Producer

John Slocum

Sound Recordist

Rosa Soto

Other

David Speltz

Music

Justin Sprecher

Photography

Bruce Springsteen

Song Performer

Ricky Strauss

Executive

Rick Stribling

Key Grip

Hiam Strum

Music

Great American Swing Band

Song Performer

Cody Terrell

Production Assistant

Ashoko Thiagarajian

Music

Susumu Tokunow

Sound Recordist

Jon R Tower

Lighting Technician

Allen Trenkle

Other

Paul Viapiano

Music

Aaron Walk

Music Engineer

Michael Weinreich

Production

Diane Weyermann

Executive Producer

Brett Wiley

Photography

Daniel Wilken

On-Line Editor

Robert Wise

Legal Services

Yelena Yegoryian

Music

Deborah Zipser

Executive

Film Details

Also Known As
Food, Inc.
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Capitol Music Group; Davis Wright Tremaine Llp; Demille Halliburton; Dewitt Stern Group; Efilm; Film Finances, Inc.; Fortissimo Films; Fortissimo Films; Participant Media; River Road Entertainment; Submarine Entertainment
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Cmc Entertainment Group; Ctv International; Deltamac Co; Dogwoof Pictures; Golden Village; Magnolia Home Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures; Rialto Films; SF Studios; Ster-Kinekor; United King Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2009 Spirit Award for Best Documentary by Film Independent (FIND).

Winner of the 2009 award for Best Documentary by the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA).

Released in United States Summer June 12, 2009

Released in United States on Video November 3, 2009

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States February 2009

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentary Films/Planet Cinema) May 21-June 14, 2009.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale Special Gala) February 5-15, 2009.

Released in United States Summer June 12, 2009

Released in United States on Video November 3, 2009

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentary Films/Planet Cinema) May 21-June 14, 2009.)

Released in United States February 2009 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale Special Gala) February 5-15, 2009.)

Nominated for the 2009 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary by the Directors Guild of America (DGA).