I had the opportunity to go see Food, Inc. last night. If you care at all about the food you feed yourself and/or your family please go see it! It’s essentially “Fast Food Nation” and “Omnivore’s Dilemma” rolled into a well-research, eye-opening, and entertaining 90 minute film which traces our food supply from farm to plate. In short, the American food system is extremely disfunctional. It wreaks havoc on our environment, local economies, and heavily subsidizes the food that is making America sick. While it’s discouraging to see how far off the mark we are, the film ends with a host of simple ways we can start changing the system. You are voting with every dollar you spend on food. So starting spending wisely! Buy less processed food, buy fewer animal products, eat more local produce and buy it locally if you can, join a CSA, buy organic if you can afford it, support organizations which promote sustainable living. I’d encourage all of you to see the film, read through the website, and take a look at what you can do support a healthier food system here in America. There is power in the almighty dollar!
Here’s a link to the website which is a fantastic resource to learn about the issues, watch the film’s trailer, sign petitions which support a healthy food system, and gather resources from reading lists and blogs. I highly recommend it.
Here’s a link to movie reviews
Here’s the movie trailer