This month, Netflix released a new documentary series about food called Rotten. While the network is known for mouthwatering documentaries like Chef’s Table, this piece shows a very different side of the food industry. The show sheds light on fraud and corruption within the multibillion-dollar system. The six-episode true-crime series takes the viewers behind the scenes of a complicated world with plenty of ethical grey areas.
As the show’s title indicates, the overarching theme throughout the episodes unveils a troubling situation bubbling just beneath the surface of a closely regulated industry. While the show reveals what the food industry is doing, it is not meant to chide viewers about poor food choices or eating habits.