Food Inc. exposes the grim issues that face the food industry in America. Big business has taken over food production in the nation. The control is isolated to three or four large companies that have manipulated their employees and corrupted the regulation processes to cut cost. The focus of these big businesses has been to make more money. This focus has shifted so greatly from creating the best product and helping your neighbor principles of the past.
Our food has become so processed. One hamburger patty can be made up of thousands of cows. If one cow is infected with a food born illness, thousands of hamburger patties can become infected just that quickly. Thousands of people can become severely sick, and die in many cases. Joe Salatin said, “I think it’s one of the most important battles for consumers to fight: the right to know what’s in their food, and how it was grown.” These big businesses will do everything in their power to keep their production methods out of public knowledge.