“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.”

— Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo, Co-Directors


A Sequel? But Why Now?

In Food, Inc. 2, the sequel to the 2008 Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-award winning documentary, Food, Inc., filmmakers Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo reunite with investigative authors Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) to take a fresh look at our efficient yet vulnerable food system.

Since the first film, multinational corporations have tightened their stronghold on the U.S. government. The system at large has robbed workers of a fair living wage, and profit focused corporations are proliferating a chemically formulated international health crisis by focusing on growing the market for ultra-processed foods.

The film centers around innovative farmers, future-thinking food producers, workers’ rights activists and prominent legislators such as U.S Senators Cory Booker and Jon Tester, who are facing these companies head-on to inspire change and build a healthier, more sustainable future.

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Cover of Food, Inc. 2, an image with the title of the film and a black and white cow with a barcode on its side. The cow is standing in a grassy field in front of a city skyline.


In conjunction with the film, Participant, River Road and PublicAffairs Books/Hachette is publishing the sequel to the NYT #1 best-selling book entitled “Food, Inc. 2: Inside the Quest for a Better Future for Food” to address the remarkable developments that have unfolded in the world of food since 2008. This book is the perfect roadmap to understanding not only the current dysfunctional food system, but also what each of us can do to reform it. 

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A Story About Power

Monopolies, Exploitation and Manipulation


“I think the people who feed us are invisible to us most of the time. Food seems cheap at the register, but we don’t pay the true cost. And one of the costs is the exploitation of these millions of people.” 

— Michael Pollan, Producer

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Did You Know?

Farmworkers are among the most exploited and lowest-paid workers in the United States, most are immigrants who lack immigration status or have temporary status, making it difficult for them to complain about workplace violations for fear of deportation or other forms of retaliation like losing their job or worse, physical violence.

An estimated 73% of farm workers in the U.S. today are immigrants.

Farmworkers’ wages are roughly 60% of what all other nonsupervisory workers are paid.


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Since 2008 when the groundbreaking documentary Food, Inc. was released, multinational corporations have continued to consolidate and evolve into unchecked monopolies.

A handful of companies control almost every category of food and exert their power over our government, workforce and the consumer, making our food system more fragile and prone to shortages. 

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The Pandemic Has Exacerbated the Already-Broken Food System




have a stranglehold on 85% of beef processing



control 80% of the baby formula market



control 70% of the carbonated soft drink market



dominate 83% of cold cereal

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