By now, most of you with an interest in this topic will have read Fast Food Nation or seen its odd film adaptation, or enjoyed the gastronomic minefield of Supersize Me. Food, Inc. is less about the horrible contents of processed food and more about the unseen machinations in boardrooms and government buildings, as well as their unseen costs. Don’t worry, we are still privy to the horrors that the sources of our meat go through, but here it is more to illustrate the why. Efficiency fattens stockholder’s portfolios, and certainly leads to fattening our lower and middle classes as well. Behind the veil of the pastoral fantasy (that corporations sell us with their monopolistic food processing) lurks people with no intent to compromise in favor of ethics, health, the environment, animals, or even product heterogeneity. The bottom line is profits, and it’s killing all of us; not just Americans, but all of us.