What is in our Food – A Poser
I watched a documentary, recommended by a friend, that I rented from Netflix. It was called Food Inc. filmmaker, Robert Kenner. After watching this documentary I could see that there were a few agendas that were being subtly touted. Illegal aliens, unions, corporations. I don’t necessarily agree with everything in this documentary but I do try and stay open minded when watching such movies because you always have to see both signs of a coin.
I am a proponent of free enterprise and capitalism but I can see, after watching this movie, that there are some serious flaws in the system. (Whats new?) These flaws, mostly due to government officials allowing so much of the abuse to happen because they are in the pockets of some of larger corporations.
It is outrageous to know that our U.S. farmers are being controlled or put out of business if they don’t comply with strict rules. Genetic design and patents. Corn products in just about everything! Wow.
After watching this movie, I know I have been right to avoid some of the produce that comes from other countries and I do grow my own vegetables when I can. I stopped eating produce that wasn’t in season and produced in the United States a long time ago because I don’t know what chemicals are being used in South America or in the containers where the produce ripens. I just didn’t know that I was going to have to seriously keep an eye out on everything else. If it is grown in a foreign country we should be aware, don’t you think?
I rented the DVD from Netflix but you can also see the whole movie in its entirity at YouTube This is the link to the Movie on YouTube. Food, Inc. covers a lot of territory and I really was enlightened.
This is a short movie trailer, also, provided by YouTube.com
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