“Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults,” says Food, Inc.’s website.

Update- 6/27/09
I finally got around to seeing the movie tonight and enjoyed it. I thought they did a good job combining the information in a digestible and entertaining way. Even those who consider themselves “the choir” will get something out of the film. I look forward to talking with you about it at our next visit at my San Francisco office.