Food Inc Essay

1650 words 7 pages
The Unveiling of the Food Industry Food is an essential part of our lives. We consume it every day and absolutely need it to live and thrive successfully. With something so significant to us, why should we risk the source of where our food comes from? Robert Kenner created a powerhouse documentary film called Food Inc. that gives an accurate description of the horrible realities of corporate farming by providing evidence of the harm affecting both humans and animals. Robert Kenner is a film director and producer. Kenner claims that today; food can be potentially harmful to the health of any consumer and the process of creating certain foods is detrimental to the lives of the animals and humans involved in the procedure. Kenner …show more content…

I know I couldn’t imagine a world without sunlight. Along with the dark farmhouses, there is an overpopulation of chickens, which can cause diseases to be spread much faster and cause the chickens to be much dirtier. Kenner showcases the overpopulation of chickens by showing clips of Carole Morison’s chicken houses. Carole, a Perdue grower, describes her farmhouse, as “dust flying everywhere, feces everywhere”.
Another example of pathos occurred in the third chapter, “Unintended Consequences”, when a woman named Barbara Kowalcyk had lost her son, Kevin, to an E. coli infection. According to Barbara, he had went from a “perfectly healthy to dead in twelve days.” Kenner showcases Barbara’s sadness over the passing of her son by the tears she had shed when she described Kevin in the hospital, as being so thirsty for water he “bit the head off of a [sponge]. He begged for water, it was all he could talk about.” He had gotten the infection from eating a hamburger whilst on a family vacation. He had been a healthy young boy and to showcase this, Kenner used a smaller, square screen frame with a black and white color scheme and somber music while showing clips of Kevin having fun on the family vacation to perhaps make the video have a “home” type feel to it. This appeals to emotion creating a sort of melancholy effect on the viewer because no one could ever imagine the death of a young boy who seemed so happy and healthy. Seeing Barbara’s son in the clips had made me


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