Thought of the Day (1/3/10)

I watched a horror film last night, however, it was not Jaws or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It was a documentary that could easily be put into that category of films, it was called “Food, Inc”. If you’ve never seen it, I urge you to rent it. Just like the website says “You’ll never look at dinner the same way again”.

“In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.”

Official Food, Inc. Website: http://www.foodincmovie.com

This film was definitely an eye opener. Watch it if you get a chance.

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One thought on “Thought of the Day (1/3/10)

  1. Jim and I watched that a few back as well. We had been trying to take on a more 100 mile diet anyway but after watching this….
    we have a few choices for farm near us but we are definately making different choices about buying meats that are pastured and feed only certain grains.

    The part that floored me was about the seeds…..that is just plain crazy!

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