Beef Inc.

Beef Inc.

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A struggle for control of the world food market is waging, and the battle promises to escalate in the 21st century. Beef Inc. examines how a handful of companies have come to dominate beef production and distribution in North America.

As traditional farming falls victim to agri-business, small producers and consumers are paying the price. What has been a way of life for generations is now solely a money-making venture for big business. In the beef industry, a strategy of "intense livestock production" has been implemented to boost profit margins. Cattle are housed and fattened in overcrowded feed lots, a situation which exposes them to disease. To combat this, the animals are systematically vaccinated, given antibiotics and pumped with growth hormones. No regard is given to the potential health risks to consumers or the quality of the end product.

This film gives a voice to the independent cattle producer who, unable to compete with the corporations, find themselves being squeezed out of the industry. In French with English subtitles.

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Credits
  • research
    German Gutierrez
  • script
    German Gutierrez
    Carmen Garcia
  • research
    Carmen Garcia
  • cinematographer
    German Gutierrez
    Martin Leclerc
  • sound
    André Dussault
    Marcel Fraser
    André Boisvert
    Richard Lavoie
    Daniel Guilbeault
  • picture editing
    Michel Grou
  • sound design
    Lusse Cloutier
  • music
    Bourbon Gautier
  • narration
    Luis de Cespedes
  • voice
    A.J. Henderson
    Theoharis Standjofski
    Frank Fontaine
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • foley
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice
    Patrick Viegas
  • foley
    Patrick Viegas
    Monique Vézina
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • participation
    Jean-Jacques Élie
  • direction
    Carmen Garcia
  • producer
    Éric Michel

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  • aarzac

    Beef

    aarzac, 10 Jun 2014