Have you guys seen the documentary Food, Inc.?
I'm always late to the party, so I JUST saw it for the first time last night (another Netflix pick - I love Netflix!).
And WOW. What a rough movie. Superbly done, fascinating and thought-provoking, but very hard to watch at times. By the end of the film my eyes were red and puffy, mascara was running down my cheeks, snot was dripping from my nose, and I was FURIOUS!
I mean, we hear all the time (especially lately) how wrong and horrible Big Food is. And I've always nodded my head in agreement and then went to Kroger and purchased my Purdue boneless, skinless chicken breasts for dinner. Years ago I read Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation and Fat Land by Greg Critser and more recently, Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. Daniel and I saw the documentary Super Size Me a few weeks ago, and I just finished the companion book written by director/producer Morgan Spurlock, Don't Eat This Book. I actually felt pretty educated compared to a lot of folks.
We try to buy organic and local as much as possible and be conscious consumers, but DAMN, a lot of the information delivered by Food, Inc. was totally new to me. It's incredible how our government values corporations over human beings. The horrific daily injustices being suffered by the animals, workers, farmers and consumers of these Big Food corporations is disgusting and infuriating.
Daniel and I talked about that movie all evening and found ourselves still discussing it this morning at the breakfast table and on our way into work.
If you've seen this film, what are your thoughts? If you haven't, please do!