The film Food Inc. was an extremely powerful film in my mind and a very enlightening one at that. Although it did put some emphasis on the idea of a local economy, as in the interview with the farmer with the free roaming animals, what really stuck out in my mind was the absolutely atrocious unethical, inhumane, and destructive practices that these corporations take to with disregard for everyone and everything in the name of profits. A very strong quote that stood out immediately from the film was the chicken coup farmer for Tyson who said "if you can grow chickens in 49 days why grow ones in three months?...more money, that's why." This quote surely sums up a very strong theme in the documentary that many of these food corporations care only for profits and what things can raise profits.
I thought that this was a good link showing the connections and strong ties that these huge companies have in our government. The film stated that they had high profile connections to our departments of agriculture, but looking more in depth into the topic it becomes more and more scary how much say that these companies have over their own destiny and that no one can really touch them. Truly a wider movement needs to take place to remove these private industries from any point of political power to reestablish justice for all and especially them.
A domestic art that I myself was close to was raising animals. Although I myself did not take a liking to it, there was an undeniable connection the the animals that one raises. My family for a few years had invested into creating an alpaca farm. While it was not very successful as the recession took its tole on the small business, it was certainly a valuable learning experience. While it may not be a valuable domestic art, it is certainly an interesting one, and one I am glad I have experienced.