Through the industrialization of all aspects of food production the food industry has distanced itself from nature. The result is unhealthy food and higher risks of diseases, as well as the gathering of a lot of money and power in the hands of a few gigantic cooperations. Guided by the writers of “Fast Food Nation” and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and some independent farmers, FOOD INC. shows the monopolisation of Monsanto and the shady circumstances under which chickens are bred.
Documentaryfilmmaker Robert Kenner has made several dokumentaries for television and cinema. HIs break trough project, THE LOST FLEET AT GUADACANAL, aired on PBS in 1992. Six years later he began a long association with the award-winning PBS documentary television programme American Experience. Among others he directed and produced the widely reviewed INFLUENZA 1918. His latest film FOOD INC. lifts the veil on the american foodindustry and has become one of Kenners most highly accalimed films.