If you haven’t seen the movie Food Inc. yet and your interested in what you’re actually eating everyday, this is a must see.
“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.”
From the film’s website – http://www.foodincmovie.com/about-the-film.php
This film makes it evident just how great a length the food industry and manufacturers, along with Congress, will go in order to exhaust the FDA in such a way that they have no other option but to give into the industries’ desires for overconsumption, product overdrive, and ultimately, more money in their pockets. This is exactly what the food industry has done to farmers as I saw in Food Inc. They have exhausted farmers to such an extent, that many feel the need to cave into large corporations by selling their crops to them, which also means producing their crops the way large corporations want it done; fast, cheap, and in large amounts. Ugh, seriously just watch this doc. Good stuff. Plus, Polyface Farms’, Joel Salatin is super cute.
P.S. – If you live in the Philly area like me, here is a great link to the Farmer’s Market Program…
Wherever you are, many farmer’s markets have opened for the season and if this film has shown me anything it’s the importance of buying LOCAL.
P & L,