The BEST Episodes of Rotten
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2019
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.
#1 - Troubled Water
Season 2 - Episode 3
The explosive growth of the bottled water industry has driven corporations to dip into public water supplies and left vulnerable citizens thirsty.
#2 - The Avocado War
Season 2 - Episode 1
The avocado's rise from culinary fad to must-have superfood has made it a lucrative crop -- and a magnet for money-hungry cartels.
#3 - Bitter Chocolate
Season 2 - Episode 5
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?
#4 - Reign of Terroir
Season 2 - Episode 2
In the south of France, frustrated winegrowers go to extremes to stave off cheap imports from Spain and new competition from China.
#5 - High on Edibles
Season 2 - Episode 6
New marijuana laws have sparked a surge in edible goodies, but this fast-changing foodscape comes with risks for consumers.
#6 - Milk Money
Season 1 - Episode 5
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.
#8 - A Sweet Deal
Season 2 - Episode 4
Exploited workers, altered ecosystems, political power plays: Behind the scenes, Big Sugar is anything but refined.
#9 - The Peanut Problem
Season 1 - Episode 2
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.
#10 - Garlic Breath
Season 1 - Episode 3
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.
#11 - Big Bird
Season 1 - Episode 4
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.
#12 - Cod is Dead
Season 1 - Episode 6
I 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.