Just finished the last episode of ROTTEN. This is the best documentary on food yet. ROTTEN exposes a deeply broken and corrupt food system serving only the powerful global food companies. Unlike most food documentaries, it brings out the dark side of human nature, even the farmers themselves, and the impossible difficulty farmers, catchers, etc. have in dealing with and surviving concentrated and abusive power. The reality of how we are so vulnerable to compromise, and how we have been impacted by the abject failure of justice really hurts, as it should.
As we go through our daily work of producing food, I often say in regards to the current industrialized food system, “If only people knew!” Now they can know, and hopefully will have the opportunity to know a lot more in viewing this series. Hope it continues; there’s a lot more to cover.