Food Inc.

It only seems appropriate to follow last week’s post by writing about the eye- opening film Food Inc.* Although we might not be confronted with such troubling food industry nightmares in Canada, this film is still food for thought.

How much do you really know about the food you buy at your local grocery store?

“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.

…Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.”

*Warning – Some scenes may be disturbing to viewers

For more information visit the Official Food Inc. Movie Site – Hungry For Change?

View the Food Inc – Official Trailer

*Photo provided by The Official Food Inc. Movie Site


2 Responses

  1. Saw it. Agreed about the disturbing part. I don’t think anyone is going to go make drastic changes to their diet after watching it, but I do feel that it made me slightly more conscious of what I’m eating. 10x more realistic than “Super Size Me”.

    FYI – If anyone is looking for a legal way to watch documentaries online:

    • Yeah I would have to agree with your statement, I’m not sure this documentary alone is enough to change people’s habits. It has influenced my choices to some degree, but then again I already had a firm resolve before seeing it. One thing is for sure, not much comes between people and their food!

      Thanks for the link, I will definitely bookmark it.

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