Fortissimo Films has acquired documentary feature Food, Inc., which is set to receive its world premiere at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

Produced and directed by Robert Kenner (PBS documentary series The American Experience), the film examines the American food industry and how conditions within the US borders affect the entire globe.

The film draws upon the reportage of Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, and Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma.

The deal, for worldwide rights ex North America, was brokered between Fortissimo's Winnie Lau, Participant Media's Jeff Ivers and River Road's Deborah Zipser.

Submarine is representing rights in US and Canada on the film.

'We are very pleased to be involved with a film which deals with such important subject matter with the intelligence it requires and clearly demonstrates the gravity of the situation the global community is facing. And we are of course excited to be working with such a talented and experienced group of filmmakers,' Lau said.

Participant's President Ricky Strauss added: 'We are delighted that Fortissimo Films will be our international distributor for Food, Inc. and that they share our excitement and passion about the film and its relevance to audiences all over the world.'

River Road's President Mitch Horwits said, 'Fortissimo will be a great partner for us, as they clearly understand that the message of Food, Inc. will translate to moviegoers abroad.'

The film is produced by Elise Pearlstein, and co-produced by Eric Schlosser, Richard Pearce and Melissa Robledo. River Road's Bill Pohlad and Robin Schorr along with Participant's Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann served as executive producers.