Disgusting and dictatorial: Monsanto.
Disturbing, all of the below:
IBP advertising in Mexico for cheap labor.
IBPs in bed with Immigration. Won't rat out the illegal labor when it suits their vile purposes, and just as quickly will snitch on the powerless illegal labor when Immigration needs to prove to the media and masses that it's doing something about illegal immigration.
FDAs in bed with all of the four major Food Conglomerates.
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Beyond Disgusting Movie Scenes:
Cattle ankle deep, nearly to their bloated, overly hormoned and anti-biotic'd bellys, in their own excrement just prior to being butchered and processed. Their shit does get mixed in with our food.
The food companies care for their workers about as much as they "care" for what they inhumanely butcher day after day. Chicken literally never see the light of day, given growth hormones to grow fast and fatter so that they can be sold cheaper quicker; become so fat they sometimes can't even walk, because their internal organs cannot keep up with the bionic growth of their bodies. The Food Industry has become as tyrannically controlling over every aspect of the Food Industry as once the Tobacco Industry was over theirs. They won't recall their meat for weeks after discovering it's contaminated with e-coli. The courts have stated the FDA does not have the authority to shut down meat packing plants even when they've demonstrated repeated and fatal bacterial invasions.
Corn fed beef is good for you! Bullshit it is!
Corn makes cows sick. So, they shoot 'em up with antibiotics and they'll keep growing quick. Never mind that increased E-coli outbreaks are the deadly consequence. Just run ammonia through the meat. Yummy! That'll probably kill the E-coli. Or maybe not.
Then there's the Independent Farmer's seeds problem.
An Independent Farmer can't even keep his own seeds! Monsanto has the patent on the seeds, see, and if they see you reseeding with your seeds on your farm and not their seeds, they'll sue you -- the little guy farmer barely hanging on to his farm -- for patent infringement of their seeds, and while the independent farmer facing litigation probably has a good case against the Monsanto Conglomerate's lies and double-speak, he can't afford to spend six figures before he even gets to court. So he "settles". And by "settles" that means he essentially gets "screwed" and loses his farm.
Go organic is the film's theme. Read labels. Don't buy from outlets who do business with the Big Four: (Can't name them).
The fast food chain, Chipotle, buys their food the "right, ethical, humane" way.
WalMart has got on board too, not because they're necessarily altruistic, but because it's becoming good business to go organic, as their customers are increasingly demanding that they buy from organic farms and not the conglomerates.
The difference between Organic Farming and Conventional Farming is staggering in its bioethical scope.
Food, Inc. is a phenomenal and riveting documentary.