'Food, Inc. 2' Reveals Trailer, Sets Screening Event, Digital Release

“Food, Inc. 2,” the follow-up to the 2008 Oscar-nominated documentary on the effects of agribusiness on American consumers, is set for a special screening event from Magnolia Pictures on April 9. The feature documentary will be released on digital platforms on April 12.

Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo direct the film from Participant and River Road, which reunites the directors with authors Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser to take a fresh look at how corporate consolidation has left the food system vulnerable.

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“When the pandemic hit, the curtain was pulled back. There were whole crops being buried,” Pollan says in the trailer. “At the same time, there were shortages in the supermarket.”

In a quest for solutions, the film looks at innovative farmers, food producers, workers’ rights activists and legislators including senators Cory Booker and Jon Tester, who are working to create a sustainable future.

“I sure as hell don’t want my tax dollars subsidizing the things that are making people sick,” Booker says in the trailer.

“When we made the first ‘Food, Inc.,’ we thought that if viewers got to see how our food is made, we could change the food system one bite at a time. Fifteen years later, it’s clear that ethical shopping isn’t enough; that meaningful change is going to require breaking up the handful of very large and very powerful companies that dominate the food industry,” said Kenner and Robledo in a statement.

“Food, Inc. 2” played the Telluride, Boulder and Sonoma Film Festivals.

Watch the trailer here:

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