Thursday, January 26, 2012

Food Inc.

I think that this movie has a great point. They support local economy by providing jobs in factories for US Citizens. What stuck out to me most was that the amount of food safety has been neglected in the US and more antibiotics are in the food. Also another important issuse is that the poor citizens are the ones at more risk since bad food is cheaper. I also found it terrible that after the year 2000, 1 in 3 people will have diabetes. The review I read was by Bob Grimm and he said "I’m quite sure that if everybody could see this movie, farmers’ market attendance would triple overnight, hundreds of thousands would go vegetarian, and McDonald’s would be screwed." I thought this was a great statement and I really do wish everyone could watch it. At the website there is a lot of great information that links to Food Inc. The website says "Meat and dairy production in the United States has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. Small family farms have been replaced by huge livestock facilities, where animals suffer horribly, workers are mistreated, the environment is being destroyed, and where rural communities are falling apart. Family farmers are being forced out of business at an alarming rate, and hundreds of small farmers sell their land every week. The dramatic expansion of industrial agriculture has made it increasingly difficult for small family farmers in the US, but many small family farms have found hope within the sustainable food movement. Animals on industrial farms are fed the cheapest grains and waste products in order to fatten them quickly. This leads to widespread health problems, so low doses of antibiotics are also added to the feed. The result is unhealthy animals and unhealthy food for consumers." These are all great points that need to be fixed in the US.

1 comment:

  1. I feel that that quote is extremely truthful. Honestly what would happen if the majority of Americans saw this film? I am not quite sure that it would have a huge impact as this quote states, but I sure do feel something of a slightly lesser magnitude would happen. I am sure that some sort of movement would start of fast food chains switching their food producing practices to attract the growing number of disillusioned customers.