Food, Inc Movie Quiz

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Test your knowledge of the concepts covered in the movie Food, Inc.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Since the early days of the meat industry, how has agribusiness modified animals?
    • A. 

      Today, animals are more sickly and diseased than they once were.

    • B. 

      Animals such as cows can get diseases like E. Coli.

    • C. 

      Farmers raise animals to be fatter and larger than they would be naturally.

    • D. 

      Agribusiness has made animals healthier and less prone to diseases due to genetic modification.

    • E. 

      In the early days of the meat industry, animals were healthier as well as skinnier.

  • 2. 
    The FDA is heavily involved in stopping food corporations that distribute diseased meat to the public.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What food company has patented many genetically modified seeds, such as soybeans, and sues farmers if they use other seeds?
    • A. 

      Kevin's Law

    • B. 

      Purdue

    • C. 

      Cargill

    • D. 

      Monsanto

    • E. 

      Roundup-Ready

  • 4. 
    Which of the following (may be more than 1 answer) are negative environmental effects of today's meat industry?
    • A. 

      E. Coli can be found not only in meat, but also in fruit products like spinach and apple juice.

    • B. 

      Pollution from factories is "toxifying" the air and water.

    • C. 

      The food industry uses a lot of petroleum, which uses up a lot of fossil fuels.

    • D. 

      Pesticides and chemicals run off into water, which pollutes it.

    • E. 

      The meat industry is using up too much land, causing lack of prime agricultural land.

  • 5. 
    In a natural environment, cows will eat grass. However, the meat industry is feeding them corn. What effect does this have on the cows? (May be more than 1 answer)
    • A. 

      Cows grow fatter, faster.

    • B. 

      Cows have shortened lifespans.

    • C. 

      Cows suffer from illnesses such as salmonella because their systems can't digest the corn.

    • D. 

      Cows get a strain of antibiotic-resistant E. Coli from the corn.

    • E. 

      Cows become resistant to antibiotics, so if they get a disease, they cannot be cured.

  • 6. 
    What organization helps the government handle the process of food regulation?
    • A. 

      NAFTA (North American Farmers' Trade Association)

    • B. 

      FDA (Food and Drug Association)

    • C. 

      IRRI (International Rice Research Institute)

    • D. 

      USDA (US Department of Agriculture)

    • E. 

      Choice B and D

    • F. 

      None of the above. The government relies on policing within the company.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT an effect of agribusiness on small farmers?
    • A. 

      Farmers are allowed to experiment with different types of seeds to report their findings back to the companies.

    • B. 

      Farmers are in debt because the food companies force them to upgrade when they don't have the money.

    • C. 

      Small farmers are out of business because a few large companies control the industry.

    • D. 

      Farmers face pressure to raise animals in enclosed, dark environments that can hold more animals.

    • E. 

      None of the above. All of them are effects of agribusiness.

  • 8. 
    If Kevin's Law is successfully passed, the USDA will have the power to shut down food companies that are selling unhealthy or diseased food.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    If people step up and demand better food, the agribusiness industry will change to meet the demands.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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