The BEST episodes of Rotten

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

This docuseries travels deep into the heart of the food supply chain to reveal unsavory truths and expose hidden forces that shape what we eat.

Last Updated: 3/18/2022Network: Netflix
Bitter Chocolate
63 votes

#1 - Bitter Chocolate

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/4/2019

For much of the world, chocolate is pure pleasure. But the long journey from bean to bar is packed with misery. Can an upstart company turn the tide?

The Avocado War
79 votes

#2 - The Avocado War

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/4/2019

The avocado's rise from culinary fad to must-have superfood has made it a lucrative crop -- and a magnet for money-hungry cartels.

Troubled Water
66 votes

#3 - Troubled Water

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/2019

The explosive growth of the bottled water industry has driven corporations to dip into public water supplies and left vulnerable citizens thirsty.

A Sweet Deal
58 votes

#4 - A Sweet Deal

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/4/2019

Exploited workers, altered ecosystems, political power plays: Behind the scenes, Big Sugar is anything but refined.

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Lawyers, Guns and Honey
239 votes

#5 - Lawyers, Guns and Honey

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/5/2018

Explores the new global honey business, and largest food fraud investigation and prosecution in history—a scam known as "honeygate."

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Milk Money
130 votes

#6 - Milk Money

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/5/2018

To boost profits, some dairy farmers are switching to produce upscale organic milk, or even "raw" unpasteurized milk, but it comes with the risk of pathogens which can sicken and even kill consumers.

Directors: Lucy Kennedy
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High on Edibles
57 votes

#7 - High on Edibles

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/4/2019

New marijuana laws have sparked a surge in edible goodies, but this fast-changing foodscape comes with risks for consumers.

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Garlic Breath
163 votes

#8 - Garlic Breath

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/5/2018

A lucrative and controversial commerce relationship between the U.S. and China forms the backdrop for a David-and-Goliath tale of loyalty, betrayal and revenge on the American garlic scene.

Directors: David Mettler
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The Peanut Problem
177 votes

#9 - The Peanut Problem

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/5/2018

In the last twenty years, there’s been a surge of people suffering from severe food allergies. A look at the swelling body of science around this change, and the accountability of restaurateurs in caring for their most vulnerable customers.

Directors: Bill Kerr, Ted Gesing
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Reign of Terroir
65 votes

#10 - Reign of Terroir

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/4/2019

In the south of France, frustrated winegrowers go to extremes to stave off cheap imports from Spain and new competition from China.

Big Bird
138 votes

#11 - Big Bird

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/5/2018

From the lowliest hen to the richest magnate, the size and scale of chicken-growing has determined the fate of every player in this expansive food chain.

Directors: Ted Gesing
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Cod is Dead
119 votes

#12 - Cod is Dead

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/5/2018

In the wake of overfishing in New England, the U.S. government stepped in to regulate and save the fisheries. The unintended result was a wave of consolidation that set the stage for massive criminal exploitation.

Directors: David Mettler
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