It’s been five years since Robert Kenner’s Food, Inc. was released, and the impact of the documentary has been far-reaching. In the proceeding years, the topics covered in the film—industrial meat production, commodity crops, the unhealthy foods that are pushed on many consumers—have come to define the debate we’re having in this country about food.
The conversation the movie helped engender has led to real change, too. And to celebrate that, Participant Media, which produced the film, is launching the annual Food, Inc. Awards, which will honor the pioneers and proponents of good, honest, sustainable food—in restaurants, on farms, in food deserts, in schools.
Food, Inc. has become more than a film—it’s fostered a loyal community committed to living healthier lives and taking action to change the food industry. We want to celebrate YOU, the influential individuals and groups that have impacted the landscape of the food industry for the better and who have made choices in your life to eat the Food, Inc. way. Submit yourself (or get your friends to submit) for the opportunity to win a trip to L.A., a produced TV spot on pivot, a feature on TakePart—and receive the first annual Food, Inc. Award, which you can proudly display on your mantle.
Submissions start Tuesday, September 24, at 9 a.m. PST.
This award recognizes an individual who embodies the eating revolution sparked by Food, Inc. The selected winner will have completely changed the way they approach food on a daily basis by going the extra mile when it comes to sustainable and ethical eating practices.
This award recognizes a local leader who created a community movement inspired by the film that encouraged food habits towards more sustainable, responsible and organic choices.
The Food, Inc. Nonprofit Award
This award recognizes an organization that has made great strides in the sustainable and ethical eating movement through funding projects, implementing on-the-ground work and/or inspiring great numbers of individuals to participate. This award will be hand-selected by our team of experts, so no submissions are necessary.