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LINKS TO THE FOOD INC. & FOOD MATTERS MOVIES
So eye opening, please watch. It changed my way of seeing things.
Food inc. is about animal cruelty, what really happens to the animals we eat, and how our eating habits affect our environment. It gets a bit graphic, very eye opening.
Food Matters is about what processed food really does to our bodies (it’s scary), how we’re being lied to by doctors and big companies, and how if we didn’t eat processed crap, we would’t get sick.
Reblog, spread the word, help open eyes.
“The film posits a humane sort of animal farming as a solution to these problems. Using Polyface farms (familiar to those of you who have read Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilema) as the paragon of good farming, the filmmakers make a case that animals can be farmed in a healthy fashion that is good for us and for them. But, they leave out many facts about even this farm. While they are able to slaughter chickens on the farm (a process which is also not pretty and certainly not “nice” for the chickens who get inverted and their necks cut open), they do not slaughter the pigs, cattle, or rabbits on the farm. They have to go to a slaughterhouse just like any other farm. The animals are still transported and killed just the same way as their cousins on industrial farms. There is no such thing as “humane” slaughter.”—from Liberation BC blog: What wasn’t good about the movie Food Inc?
If you've never seen FOOD, INC.
for the love of (fill in this blank with whatever is dear to you), please, watch it. You owe it to yourself to watch this film/documentary. This is several things that are wrong with America, Americans, the food system, etc. If you don’t believe me then watch it. If you do believe me then watch it. I wish I had more information on what’s going on. I want to know everything. Knowledge is power, to a degree. Simply knowing things is gratifying, but doing something with that knowledge is what counts. The smartest man alive is no hero if he sits and idly watches the world tear itself apart.
People cut corners. It is better to be better than right or good. It is more useful in this country to be powerful with products and money than to be doing the world/people a true service. Rather than make the world better, as a whole, people tend to make things better for themselves. People go for the quick fix rather than solving the problem (e.g., use ammonia, the stuff in glass cleaner, to kill bacteria in meat rather than prevent it from happening).
Too many people care about looking good than being good. Too many people care about being rich than living richly. Too many people care about what people or the world can do for them rather than what they can do for people or the world. This has become tangential from the reason I started writing this, so yes, watch FOOD, INC. and tell me what you think; ask yoursel(f/ves) what you think. Ask why this is so. Ask yourself if you’re really ok with it. Ask yourself how it can be better.
dreams are born out of realizations
Today was not a good day. Knowing that, it was also a big day for me. My eyes have been opened to an issue - food. Where does it come from? Not just the market, but WHERE. Where was it produced, where was it handled, and HOW. After seeing chickens too genetically modified to stand on the feces that cover the only sun-untouched floor they will ever see in their short lives, to cows being spewed out onto conveyer belts and then cleansed with ammonia, I have had enough. It’s bad to see this happening, but worse to acknowledge the fact that companies do this for a profit, and don’t want to stop. They care about how much money they can make, not our well-being as a society. The cherry on top of these actualizations is that most of us don’t know, or don’t care to listen. Today, after being physically nauseated by the facts, I learn I can no longer eat my lean cuisine composed of chicken and noodles. “People were born to eat meat”, “I could never go without meat, it’s a natural part of who I am” Are what I heard. But what if they knew that the meat they eat has in some way been genetically modified, abused, or not processed correctly? Is it still natural? Is it even healthy? The truth is we trust in our system way too much. Our so-called FDA has attempted to shut down farmers who choose to go all-natural and healthy. They have attempted to shut down farmers who take a step back and think, “Hey, are cows actually supposed to be fed corn? How will genetically modified produce affect us in the future?” I have a dream. I will get my Phd in nutrition and change the way we process, distribute, and eat what we call “food”. In my future, healthy will no longer be only open to the upper middle class. Healthy will be available to everyone, and it will be cheaper than the crap we are ingesting on a regular basis today. I love meat. I want to be able to enjoy it and not wondering in which way it was raised and processed. I want to be ensured there will be no E. coli in my dinner thank you very much. Monopolizing corporations beware, my dream has been realized and I will not stop until it comes to be a reality.