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Food, Inc. 2

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The team behind the Oscar-nominated 2008 impact documentary return with an update on what’s changed, and what hasn’t, in our reliance on industrial farming and processed food. Investigative journalists Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) have had real success raising consumer awareness about the issues here, and the film assembles a heartening array of experts — organic farmers, researchers, labour activists, scientists and legislators — to reflect positive advances across the board. And yet, the unhealthy status quo remains deeply entrenched, propped up by government subsidies and deeply damaging to our environment.

Food, Inc. 2 addresses issues of the utmost urgency, key among them unchecked business consolidation, the hegemony of multinational corporations, and an aggressive indifference to what’s healthful and sustainable for people, animals and the planet.

Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

Directors

Robert Kenner & Melissa Robledo

Featuring

Michael Pollan, Gerardo Reyes Chávez, Eric Schlosser, Tony Thompson, Sarah Lloyd, Zack Smith

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Country of Origin

USA

Year

2023

Language

English

19+
94 min

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Cinematography

Jay Redmond, Buddy Squires, Asc

Editor

Leonard Feinstein, Ryan Loeffler

Original Music

Mark Adler

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