Food, Inc.

August 7, 2010 in GrandmaPedia by Victor Bunderson

A term popularized in the Academy Award nominated documentary of that name, and in an accompanying book. It refers to the industrialization of the entire food chain, and generally, to any of the big industrialized food businesses. Food Inc. seeks to give the public the benefit of cheaper faster, seductive eating, and give it to them anywhere, anyplace. The links reference investigative journalism into the increasing power of Food Inc. over the entire food chain, its apparent immunity from challenges, and its social costs.