Friday, December 11, 2009

Food, Inc.

My dear love Sean, got to do his first wedding at the end of August. I was a little bummed I couldn't go but the Lord knows! The sweet couple who gave him a place to lay his head are dairy farmers. As a gift before he left, they gave him about 25 lbs of ground beef. What a blessing for our little crew! I think it took us about 3 months to run out!  Then, back to Winco I went surveying the meat products. Until we watched this movie the other night: 
Food Inc.   (click for Trailer)
THIS MOVIE WILL SHOCK YOU!




I have never been much of a granola person myself, but after enjoying a few gardens, there is something to be said about knowing WHERE your food comes from.  To me its worth paying $1.50 or a little more per pound for healthy food.  Today we went to Bald Hill Farms, LLC and picked up 5lbs of fresh ground beef.  If I only didn't sell my extra freezer!! When we are settled again, I know we will buy some chickens so we can have some fresh eggs too.

Here is a caption from the website about the film:

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, herbicide-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.
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's DilemmaIn Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.








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