How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate?
Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by
co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at
the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming.
Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts
how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein
monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the
exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the
pollution of our air, soil, and water. Spotlighting farmers who have pushed
backed against industrial agriculture with more humane practices, Eating
Animals offers attainable, commonsense solutions to a growing crisis while
making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but one
that affects every aspect of our lives.