Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Food Inc.

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, insecticide-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.

This is one of those movies that makes you aware. It can be disturbing and difficult to watch at times- but this is our food supply we are talking about. And as citizens, we are not being protected at the most basic level. So it is important to know where our food is coming from, how it is getting to us, how it and our planet are being treated.

What you can do to help:

Eat Organic
Buy Locally grown foods
By IN SEASON fruits and vegetables
Shop at farmers markets
Read food labels- know what you are eating!
Go to the Food Inc. website for more info:

See if Food Inc. is playing near you here:

1 comment:

  1. Hi girlies! Great post!I wrote 2 about the flick! So frightening. I seriously think everyone should see this movie. Absolutely disgusting what's going on, right?!

    Love your blog as always! Mwah!