Food Inc Notes

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Notes for Food, Inc.

  • Agrarian images in supermarkets are ideological. Conceal reality of food production.
  • Concentration of markets in a few large corporations.
  • Chicken Industry
  • 10min "Smells like money to me!" economics of industrial chicken ag. health issues. transparency issues
  • Corn Story
  • industrial foods as rearrangements of corn -- from 20 bushels an acre to 200 (I wonder what yield is for a modern organic corn field?).
  • Jack in the Box Ecoli Story
  • Kevin's Law - 37min industrial meat plants footage.
  • Family segment -
  • Joel Salatin Show -- "honest food" includes externalities. speech on not maximizing growth to preserve food integrity (very interesting topic)
  • Hog Segment 55:44 32,000 / day recruiting from Mexico after dumping cheap corn there.
  • Organic Industry Story
  • Stoneyfield -- hippie origins, now in Walmart