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Transcript of Food Inc.
Will Food Inc. What the Food Industry does not want
you to see Filmmaker's Purpose: Evolution of
Food Industry - directed by Robert Kenner in 2008
- 4th place as the best documentary at the 35th Seattle International Film Festival
- nominated for the best documentary in 82nd Academy Awards, but lost to the Cove
- Rhetorical question: "How much do you really know about the food you eat?" - reveals the reality behind food production in the US
- The industry depicts pastoral images, but the reality is large factories with assembly lines and mass production
-Huge firms operating large factories that consisted of brutal conditions against animals, workers, and farmers
- Mc Donald's is the single largest purchaser of beef, chicken, and potatoes in the world. Their demand for uniformity has changed the entire food industry. - To depict the inhumane treatment of poultry on chicken farms
- The unsanitary conditions at animal feeding facilities
- The monopolies certain companies have on genetic modified crops
- The abuse of farmers, employees, and animals from food industries - The way we eat has changed more in the past 50 years than in the previous 10,000
- In 1970, beef packers controlled 25% of the market, today they own more than 80%
- Food is bigger, fatter, cheaper, faster. E.g. chickens are double the size they are today than 50 years ago through genetic modification
- Literary Themes: - Anthropocentrism
- Voice of the Marginalized
- social/ Environmental Justice
- Corporate vs. Common TONE: Nostalgia for the past way of eating and farming Literary Devices - Pathos - Ethos - Logos Pathos - The audience feels sympathetic towards workers and animals
- The audience feels shocked that their food is unsafe and tampered
- The audience feels both shocked and mad towards the cold facts ETHOS: - No Freedom of Speech
- No Rights for Animals
- No Rights for Farmers,
Immigrant workers, undocumented workers Logos: - historical evidence in statistics
- video evidence of factories,
animal feeding houses, exploitation of workers
- Facts of Ingredients Secondary Sources: - "Factory Farming: An Imminent Clash Between Animal Rights, Activists, and Agribusiness"
- Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review.
- published 1979 by Jonny Frank
- The beginning of the conflict between factory farming and animal rights
1. description of abuse
2. US Legislation
3. foreign legislation
4. solutions to problem Parallels with in-class Readings 10 Things You Can Do to Change Our Food System Discussion Questions 1. Do you think locally grown organic food can sustain our economy alone if Guam chose to be independent of food imports? 2. Do you believe that the idea that a company like walmart selling organic food is a good thing or hypocritical? 3. Do animals have right to a certain quality of life? Thank you!
The End! Juxtaposition