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Food, Inc. Film Review: Are We Ready to Fight for a Safe Burger?

07/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

With Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser introduced us to the unsettling notion that our hamburgers are composed of the meat from hundreds of cows and with The Omnivore's Dilemma Michael Pollan walked us through the brief life of a single cow ending up at the feedlot and slaughterhouse. To these works is now added a documentary, Food, Inc., which opens today in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Working with producer-director Robert Kenner, the dietetic duo outlines the entirety of the agro-industrial complex that controls our food production from the genes of the seeds to the labeling of finished product. The film starts with facts you will have heard before if you've read Schlosser and Pollan, but it quickly passes on to the stories of individuals.