The BEST Episodes of Rotten
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2020
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 - Bitter Chocolate
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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?
#2 - The Avocado War
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.
#3 - Troubled Water
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 4, 2019
The explosive growth of the bottled water industry has driven corporations to dip into public water supplies and left vulnerable citizens thirsty.
#4 - A Sweet Deal
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 4, 2019
Exploited workers, altered ecosystems, political power plays: Behind the scenes, Big Sugar is anything but refined.
#5 - High on Edibles
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 4, 2019
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 - Aired Jan 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.
#7 - Lawyers, Guns and Honey
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 5, 2018
Explores the new global honey business, and largest food fraud investigation and prosecution in history—a scam known as "honeygate."
#8 - Reign of Terroir
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 2019
In the south of France, frustrated winegrowers go to extremes to stave off cheap imports from Spain and new competition from China.
#9 - Garlic Breath
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.
#10 - The Peanut Problem
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.
#11 - Big Bird
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 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.
#12 - Cod is Dead
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 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.