Sunday, February 21, 2010

Food, Inc. (Documentary 2008)

Humm well this was a pretty educational film. In a nutshell it's all about how the food in America is controlled and manipulated by a small number of huge companies and how they are out to make money without caring much for the health and safety of the people who eat it or of their product.

One example of this is how some microorganisms got into our meat system because of the fact that the slaughterhouses did not do a good enough job in sanitizing the meat or separating out feces from the meat itself. Pretty goo but it happens all the time.

I don't know if most farmers were a smart as one guy in this film but yeah this one guy was pretty damn intelligent just by the way he was speaking. It's kinda sad to see how big-ass companies try to trample on the local farmers who try not to play the corporate business game.

The film was educational but yeah that's as far as it'll go. If x number of companies do have that much control of the industry then it is very hard to eat anything out of the norm. I mean look how much more expensive it is to buy organic stuff or to shop at a Whole Foods or a Trader Joe's. It is significantly more and most peeps are just trying to get by with the cash they have. If they are hella environmentally conscious they will turn out poor; it's simple as that unless they have a bunch of expendable income. It is interesting how Mr. Stomach does not get along with HFCS and how it is not a naturally-occurring ingredient in nature, but rather is chemically extracted from corn.
Rating - B