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Food, Inc.

I’m not sure why it took so long, but we finally watched Food, Inc. last night (it had been saved in our Netflix/TiVo queue for months).  I love it when a documentary makes you think, gets you mad and inspires you to *do* something.  Like the film tells you, each day you vote 3 times each day with your food dollars.  I can tell you that my dollars are definitely going to be spent on better quality, higher cost food.  It is appalling to me how we allow big business to put things in our supermarkets that barely qualify as food, and don’t even get me started on the practices that occur in the meat processing plants.  I am horrified that in the past I looked for the cheapest meat I could buy, thinking only of my wallet.  What about the well-being of my family?  As one person states in Food, Inc., would you buy the cheapest car?  Nobody does that.  We buy the best and safest car we can afford.  From now on, my family is going to be dining on Mercedes Burgers and Volvo Bacon.

For anyone who has not yet seen Food, Inc., please do so.  If it doesn’t change your opinion about the food industry in this country, I’d be well-and-truly shocked.

Food Eaten, 1/29/10:

Breakfast:  Small Croissant (was in the freezer, not sure of it’s “real” status), 1/2 organic grapefruit
Snack:  Grapes (eating these only because we have them — they traveled too far to fit into the *rules*)
Lunch:  1/2 Chicken Salad Sandwich with organic tomato and lettuce (same as yesterday)
Snack (really a nibble):  a few crumbs of cake and frosting — homemade
Dinner:  White Beans with Sausage and Carrots (more leftovers)

On Saturday morning, I’m off to the farmer’s market to do some *voting* for local, organic meat and produce.  I’m excited about what I’ll find!


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  1. * Sarah says:

    So Food Inc was screened at Full Frame last year. Everyone said it was the film to see! I was fearful that if I watched it I would have to change my entire lifestyle. I’m a roast beef, bacon lovin’, prosciutto sucking LOVER! You’ve motivated me my dear. I’m adding it to Netflix with my eyes closed. To be continued…

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 5 months ago
    • * freshbite says:

      Sarah, the beauty is that the movie does not completely demonize meat — it’s just the meat industry. You will totally understand why you would want to start buying your meat at the farmer’s market (go see John — Eco Farms at Carrboro FM, I totally miss his pork!) or at the very least from Whole Foods. I could NEVER give up meat! I’m just eating a bit less of it.

      | Reply Posted 8 years, 5 months ago

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