sábado, 16 de junho de 2018

‘Eating Animals’ Skewers Factory Farming / VIDEO: Eating Animals - Official Trailer | HD | Sundance Selects

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.

Review: ‘Eating Animals’ Skewers Factory Farming
Eating AnimalsDirected by Christopher Dillon QuinnDocumentary1h 34m

By Ben Kenigsberg
June 14, 2018

For the last 36 hours, since seeing “Eating Animals,” I have had trouble consuming meat. O.K., I had some lox, but probably only because the movie doesn’t deal with ocean fish.

Christopher Quinn’s documentary makes a persuasive, far-ranging case against factory farming, which it skewers from philosophical, epidemiological and even economic perspectives. Factory farms may make it possible to feed more people, but their environmental effects may make their efficiency a Pyrrhic victory. The movie isn’t even advocating vegetarianism. But it seems impossible to come away from it without wanting to know more about where your meat comes from.

The subject is familiar from documentaries like “Food, Inc.” and books like Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Eating Animals” (2009), of which the documentary is at once an adaptation and an extension.

Being a movie, it can show us Frank Reese, a Kansas poultry farmer who carries on old traditions, at work with his turkeys. We hear from others who aren’t in the book, like Craig Watts, a former Perdue contractor who blew the whistle on the way chickens raised for the company were treated, and James Keen, who approached The New York Times to expose animal mistreatment at a government research center in Nebraska.

Natalie Portman (along with Mr. Foer, one of the producers) provides the narration. If there is a weak point in the movie’s argument, it concerns demand. Plant-based meat substitutes may be our future, but the broader public isn’t clamoring for them to replace burgers.

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