I was unable to find good evidence to back up several claims made in the film, including:
Claim: “By most accounts, 1/5 of our national fossil fuel consumption goes to the growing, packaging and transporting of food.”
Claim: “In the year 2000, literally for the first time in history, the world experienced a net loss in farm land. So in 2000, there were less acres in farmland than there were in 1999.”
Claim: “Good land near cities is disappearing at an alarming rate- about million acres per year.”
Claim: “Children are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables if they have played a role in the growing and harvesting of those fruits and vegetables.”
Claim: “Food imports into the US have increased four-fold in the past decade, swamping the FDA with the task of inspection. Of the nearly 200,000 shipments from China in 2006, less than 2% were sampled.”
Claim: “There are now three large companies that control nearly half of the world’s seed supply. This consolidation is an assault on choice when it comes to our food. “
Alarmingly, there are many blogs and websites that reference the movie when repeating these claims. The veracity of the claims remain in question.