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Foodies will be watching the Oscars closely this year, as Food, Inc., the film that exposes the industrialization of our food industry, is nominated for best documentary. Director Robert Kenner spoke to Slashfood about activism, big brother and whether his phone line is tapped.
Did you ever get depressed when making the movie? The problems you examine seem so intractable.
RK: On some levels. I went out recently with the editor of Rolling Stone, who was the person who initiated the article that would become Fast Food Nation and that article came out in 1997. This all started only ten years ago, when people started thinking about the industrialization of the food system. It's a brand new thing. These things move really quickly and I think as consumers become more and more conscious of that, we will start to shine the spotlight and realize this is a system that's making us sick and we will change it.