After hearing a lot of mixed reviews I finally watched Food, Inc. this past weekend.
HOLY COW – no pun intended.
This movie made me cry, get really angry, made me momentarily become a vegetarian, and challenged every idea I had in my mind about food and what I eat.
What’s it about?
Food, Inc is a documentary that goes behind the scenes and exposes our nations food supply industry. They explore everything from the production of our meat to the production of our food. They expose the monopoly of ourÂ food supply and production – that it is controlled by very few companies who all have ties in government that creates legislation about how our food is manufactured and taken care of.
I honestly haven’t been able to stop thinking about this movie since I finished watching it yesterday – my mouth has dropped to the ground and I’m not really sure how I am suppose to eat anything now that I have seen this.
Watching Food, Inc. has put what I eat into a whole new perspective.
From now on I will only eat grass fed meat – I will only eat wild fish (which I was already doing) because what they do to the regular meat makes me sick to my stomach.
I will do my best to purchase from local farmers and those fruits and vegetables that are in season – this could get difficult as winter approaches but I’m going to try because the impact on the environment on eating non-local foods is devastating.
Yes – this will mean that my food bill is going to be a lot higher than usual and it will mean that maybe I can’t get a new pair of gym shorts this month – but honestly – Food, Inc. has given me a new perspective as to what I put into my body.
I can’t knowingly put harmful substances into my body – especially if I can avoid them – I intend on living a long and healthy life. What I eat and what toxins I put into my body will determine that path.
A round of applause to Robert Kenner for producing a film that exposes so much truth – that makes you think – that makes you feel helpless yet powerful.
I honestly recommend seeing Food, Inc. – but only if you are ready to make a change to your life and eating habits – if you aren’t – don’t watch it.
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