Monday, May 16, 2011

Food Inc. - Incredible!

I finally got around to watching the incredibly informative and eye-opening documentary film Food Inc. this weekend and might I just say EVERYONE needs to watch this movie now, today, go - no, run to your computer download it, rent it, buy it, whatever - just watch it!

Entertaining but so eye-opening and for me quite emotional at times, there were definitely a few scenes I could not bare to watch.  The film has such an important message, something we often forget about or take for granted, that is, where does our food come from and who pays the real price?  For me, this film was just a warm up before I can bare to watch The Cove or Green - two other powerful films with important messages about just how badly we are destroying the earth and ourselves.

Film synopsis (from the official website):
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.

Have you seen the film Food Inc?
Would love to hear your thoughts about the  film!


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