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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Food Inc.

I saw Food Inc. last night! Wow! It really is a must see, allot easier to watch than I thought too! I've been waiting for just the right moment to watch it. I really felt I should watch it, but was dreading it all at the same time. It's very well done. Many of the farmers they interview, are amazing characters that give you hope for the future. Each of them so passionate about the work they are/were doing!

To me it is such a statement that we need to buy local! I found it scary, yet empowering! There are things we can do to make a difference. We've just to get out there and do it!

It is so sad that it is cheaper to eat unhealthy food than it is to eat locally made produce. How did we let this happen?!
The living conditions of some of the animals is heart-breaking! There has to be consequences to treating other living beings this way, it can't be good for the meat or dairy they produce. How the government works to protect the big corporation rather than the little guy makes me feel ashamed. Why can't a company simply apologize for letting a little boy die? Why are the farmers so scared to say anything about the deplorable conditions? The movie raises so many questions. Keep in mind that this is a statement on the American food system, but I don't think we can revel in that for too long!

Seriously, go out and rent it and then go grocery shopping!It will be a totally different experience, I'm sure.

What I took away from this film is that for those of us who can afford it, it is our responsibility to buy locally grown/manufactured foods, there are allot of people out there who don't have that option. On  a purely selfish note, when the whole American food industry collapses, and apparently it will,  we need to have small, independent growers alive and well so we all have something to eat! If we support them now, they will support us now and later! These are our peeps, we want to support them anyways, this is just another good reason why!

Now off to the Farmer's Markets everyone! Check those labels people! We've got a job to do!

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